“I’ve had a lot of people tell me that 100 yard touchdown was Adam,” Terry Myers laughed through tears.
Adam Myers, 32, of Jasper, was killed when a vehicle struck him as he walked along Blackwell Dairy Road last September.
Jasper Police Department responded to a call of a person in the road in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2013. When they arrived on scene, Adam Myers was dead and there was no vehicle in sight.
Terry Myers said his son beat cancer twice, loved working on cars, his Auburn Tigers and his two young sons.
The two had been working on a racecar Terry planned to give to his son in October for his birthday.
“I can’t believe somebody could do this. Everybody who knew Adam loved him,” Terry said, before repeating that he couldn’t imagine how anyone could have hurt his son.
Dayron Bridges, investigator for the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, is leading the investigation into the death. Assisting Bridges in the investigation are Jim Underwood, investigator for the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and Shane Porter from the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
They have been interviewing people who saw Adam Myers that night, canvassing neighbors and investigating the leads they have, but they feel they are still missing some very important details.
“Blackwell Dairy Road is extremely dark at that time of the night, so this may have just been a terrible accident,” Underwood said. “We’ve got a lot of answers, but the answers we need are still there.”
What they know is that Adam Myers left the Greenhorn Saloon at approximately 2 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2013, and was found lying in the road at approximately 4 a.m.
Where he was between those times, who he was with, why he was on Blackwell Dairy Road and who hit him are still unanswered.
With Adam Myers’ body was the right front fender well lining of a Nissan Altima, year model from 1998 to 2001.
Police are asking that driver to come forward as well as any body shop, salvage yard or parts store that may have ordered a replacement part for the vehicle.
They are also asking anyone who may have seen anything or know where Adam Myers was during that time to come forward.
Terry Myers said he hopes someone with information will come forward so he can find some answers to his questions, even though he knows those answers will never bring back his son, who he called his “best friend.”
“If anybody out there has some closure for me, I need it,” Terry Myers said. “I know there has to be somebody out there who knows something.”
He said he isn’t just concerned for himself, but also for Adam’s children, Cason, 6, and Carson, 9, who are struggling with the loss of their father and need answers.
Adam Myers’ Facebook page shows numerous friends still posting tributes, memories and hope for answers.
Anyone with any information from that night or regarding the car, is asked to call the DA’s office at 384-7272 or the sheriff’s office at 384-4874.