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After a fatal crash, a community is supporting one family during a difficult time.
Robert Terry Tooley Jr., 42, of Louisville, was killed July 18 when a Nissan Maxima collided with his motorcycle.
Tooley, a father of three, was appreciated so much by his neighbors that the group has come together to support his pregnant wife, Angel, and their children.
Juan Biddix, Angel’s brother, described the outpouring of support.
“The neighbors have all come together to pitch in,” he said.
Biddix said it wasn’t just one or two neighbors, but more than 15 caring individuals willing to help in any way they could.
Residents of the Woodmont subdivision off Old Henry Road said they knew they wanted to help when they heard about the crash.
Leah Phillips, one of the Tooley’s neighbors, said, “Our hearts just went out to her, so we all started talking about what we could do.”
Neighbors organized to clean Angel’s house, fix broken appliances, mow the lawn and make a schedule to provide dinner for the family for the next eight weeks.
“This is a slight little thing we can do to make her everyday life a little easier,” Phillips said.
Biddix said you often hear of people offering to help during a hard time, but “they acted upon it,” he said.
“She [Angel] doesn’t even know some of them and they’re supporting her,” Biddix added.
Tooley was also the Kentucky state representative for the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club.
A memorial ride took place July 20 where the club gathered to ride to the crash site at Ky. 146 and Floydsburg Road.
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