Loved Ones Describe Man Killed on I-5 as Struggling with Mental Illness

Loved Ones Describe Man Killed on I-5 as Struggling with Mental Illness

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 10:46 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2018 10:46 AM

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"watching out killed on freeway-llpkg "my son would give you the shirt off his back." toni wilson wants people to think of this image when they remember her son drew. a loving father with two beautiful kids. "his mom loved him more than anything and i can't believe he's gone." early this morning - osp says he was trying to cross interstate 5 near the central point exit. troopers say the darkness and thick fog made it difficult for drivers to see. wilson was hit by a car and died at the scene. his family is shocked and devastated. "he had a giant was fighting a losing battle. "he fought hard, he really fought hard against it." his mother tells me he's battled mental illness his whole life. and getting help was never easy. "i had to take him all the way to portland to get help because there was no help in southern oregon." his family knows many others in the region are in the same boat. lisa says, "they have mental issues and drug addiction issues and alcohol issues and whet her they want it or not, they're not able to get the help they need." his mother believes wilson would still be here - had he gotten the resources he needed. "he wouldn't have been out there if he wasn't fighting those demons." while his family is devastated about his death.. they're also heartbroken for the driver involved. "i hope that she doesn't feel like she's at fault, because it was an accident." his mother is praying the driver can move on without any guilt. "i couldn't even imagine being put in that situation." in central point, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. the accident closed one lane of
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