December 16, 2013

Riley Knight - a Good Samaritan killed on his wedding day in Crown Point, Indiana

Riley and Nikki
William Riley Knight, age 49, died on December 15, 2013, on a highway in Crown Point, Indiana.

William had gotten married on December 14, 2013, to his bride, Nikki.

William went by his second name - Riley.

He and Nikki were leaving their wedding reception around midnight and were heading to a hotel.

They came across a road accident in which a woman's vehicle had slid off the road and into a ditch. The woman, Linda Darlington, 
age 42, of Crown Point, was walking out of the ditch. Riley got out of his vehicle to see if she needed help.

Both he and Linda Darlington were struck by three different vehicles and both were
Linda Darlington
tragically killed.

The incident is under investigation. Impaired driving does not seem to be a factor in these collisions.

Riley had served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division for 12 years. He liked hunting and was an actor in community theater.

Friends describe Riley as very outgoing and helpful. He loved his family and he loved his country. 
Saint Bernadette of
Lourdes, pray for
Riley Knight and for
Linda Darlington,
and for Nikki

Friends also said that this was typical of Riley. He would stop to help anybody. That's just what he did.

Riley is survived by many loving friends and family members, including his wife, Nikki, two children and two stepchildren.

Pray for the Good Samaritans who come to the aid of strangers. Some of them die for it. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next. 

Pray that Riley is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray for Linda Darlington, the other victim of this tragedy. She will always be remembered for her love of children and providing excellence in education. Pray that she is in heaven and is at peace. Amen.

Pray for Nikki who has lost her loved one.  Amen. 

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