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.