A favorite pastor and veteran of the US Army was killed on an Indiana highway while trying to help his daughter who had run out of gas while driving early Friday morning.
Earl L. Gresham, 73, who was trying to cross the six I-65 canvases to reach Indiana State Police officers who waited with her daughter on the north side of the highway about 4 am when she they hit two cars.
Gresham was the long-time preacher of the Church of Faith and Love in New Albany, Indiana. He founded the house of worship about 35 years ago.
"My husband was just a really good guy," said Cynthia Gresham at the age of 66 in front of Indy Star. "He would help everyone. It did not matter at what time they were calling, he would try to help them."
The police say that Gresham did it on the three southern alleys of the highway and the median in an attempt to reach him, but he is struck by Toyota Camry as he crosses the alleys to the north.
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Toyota Camry is "severely damaged" in the crash. according to the police, but the driver was unharmed. Although they will conduct an investigation, they said there was no evidence at the time to blame any of the leaders.
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"He even takes his grandchildren every Sunday to take them to the church and everything else," said Cynthia Gresham. "I just can not overcome it." and the pastor presided over his brother's funeral.
The honors have already begun to pour over social media for Gresham, who was a major part of the small rural community.
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"The Church of Faith and Love lost Sen to last night, but Earl Brother won his wings," says Jeff Hardin, a New Albany resident. "Fly high, we'll take it from here, one of the best priests who lived."