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Memorial held for Blind Pedestrian Killed in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE -- Friends remembered a man who was fatally struck about two weeks ago by a suspected drunk driver.

Bob Pouncey was taken off life support Sunday. 

"He loved everybody," Lynn Miner-Tackett said. "And of course he was known as Bengal Bob. He loved his sports."

Bengal flags whip in the wind at Miner-Tackett's home. She said that she will keep the flags up even after Cincinnati's season ends as a tribute to one of her biggest fans.

Chillicothe police said a car hit Pouncey, who was deaf and nearly blind, on Riverside Street.

Investigators arrested 52-year-old Stephen Stoller, who was allegedly driving intoxicated. Stoller was accused of driving from the scene of the crash, then returning.

"It's been difficult," Miner-Tackett said. "A lot of his friends and family have been going through some anger about the situation." 

She was with Pouncey's family moments before he was taken off of life support. She said she gave him one last goodbye.

"Just that I loved him and was going to miss him. And gave him a kiss on the forehead," Miner-Tackett.

She wanted people to remember Pouncey for his kind heart and generosity. She also urged people to not drink and drive this New Year's holiday.

"We come from a community of forgiveness," Miner-Tackett said. "Hopefully something can be learned from this tragedy."


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