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Seaside crash victim remembered: ‘We will miss you Robert’

Miles killed by SUV at bus stop near McDonald’s
By R.J. Marx

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 11, 2017 3:25PM

Last changed on October 16, 2017 3:41PM

A sign in Seaside honors Robert Miles.

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A sign in Seaside honors Robert Miles.

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Robert Miles was killed after being hit by an SUV in Seaside in November.

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Robert Miles was killed after being hit by an SUV in Seaside in November.

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Memorials spring up around the site where Robert Miles was struck and killed while waiting for a bus.

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Memorials spring up around the site where Robert Miles was struck and killed while waiting for a bus.

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Outside Gorilla Gas on U.S. Highway 101, a sign reads: “We will miss you Robert.”

Robert Miles, 42, of Hammond, was killed in late September when an SUV crashed into a bus stop shelter near McDonald’s restaurant in Seaside. Abdirisak Mohamed, 41, of Longview, Washington, was critically injured.

Gorilla Gas attendant Jesse Jones remembered Miles as “one of our regular customers at our store here.”

“He would always meet me first thing in the morning when I came in to open,” Jones recalled. “He was almost a fixture around here.”

Miles worked in the concrete business, Jones said, and walked or took buses most of the time.

“He was always smiling,” Jones said. “He was always in a good mood. He was just a great guy to be around.”

Jones let out a long sigh. “We are going to miss him around here.”

Outside McDonald’s, the bus shelter is gone, shattered by the impact of the crash.

Only a pole with a timetable marks its location. Flowers are carefully placed along the grass in memoriam.

Corrissa Barnett, 38, the alleged driver of the SUV, has been charged with manslaughter and other felonies and misdemeanor drunken driving.





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