Man killed on 695 while trying to help clean highway, relatives say
PARKVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - A man who was just trying to clean off the highway is dead, after what appears to be a tragic accident.
In Severna Park, Tabatha Jones has learned her brother is dead.
“My baby, my baby brother’s gone,“ Jones said through tears.
Brian Sedgwick was killed in a crash on the Baltimore Beltway late Thursday night, June 21, after visiting his mother in the hospital.
“He told me he would call me when he got in the car,“ said Jones.
But that call never came. Maryland State Police say Sedgwick was on I-695 near Perring Parkway when he pulled off to the shoulder and parked his car.
Investigators say it appears he was trying to remove debris, including large pieces of wood, from the highway when he was hit and killed.
State police said at first, the driver thought she’d run over the rubble in the road.
Jones said she’s not surprised her brother stopped to try to help others.
“He loved to make people laugh and smile. That was, like, his mission. Just to be a good person,“ said Jones.
As a sister grieves with tears, Sedgwick‘s son, Eric Sedgwick, is moved to get a tattoo.
“You know, I love him. He’s going to be a part of me forever," said Sedgwick about his father.
Sedgwick had “R.I.P., Dad” tattooed on the side of his face.
One thought that continued to run across his mind: “Cherish the moment and cherish life and cherish your parents and loved ones you’ve got around you, because at any moment, they could be gone,“ said Sedgwick.
Referring to her brother, Jones added: “He loved people, he loved life. He loved laughter, he loved joy, he loved to dance, he loved to dance."
State police say for now, there are no charges pending.
Brian Sedgwick was 44.