SALT LAKE CITY — A family is hoping to find the drivers who ran over their loved one, perhaps without realizing who or what they'd hit, after the man wrecked his motorcycle on the way to Wendover Saturday night.
Utah Highway Patrol investigators said Quintin Redmond was heading westbound with his wife on I-80 near mile marker 8 at about 9:15 p.m., when the rear tire of his motorcycle failed.
Though Redmond's wife survived with minor scrapes, investigators said he was propelled into the eastbound lanes.
"His wife came to, tried pulling him off the road," Redmond's brother, Robert Redmond, said. "Two cars came along and got him minutes after the accident."
Eventually, Redmond's wife was able to flag down help - and the family said it is thankful for the person who finally stopped -- but the cars that struck Redmond are gone.
"We're not seeking justice or a remedy or redemption or nothing," brother Christopher Redmond said. "We just want the truth."
Redmond family members and friends said Wednesday they believed dark conditions played a role in what took place, and they're characterizing the ordeal as a "horrible accident."
"What I'm thinking is somebody leaving Wendover may have thought they hit an animal, road debris - but they actually hit a father, a brother and a friend," Robert Redmond said.
What I'm thinking is somebody leaving Wendover may have thought they hit an animal, road debris - but they actually hit a father, a brother and a friend.
The Redmond brothers described Quintin as "outgoing," and generous - a chef who prepared meals on Saturdays and took them to the homeless in Pioneer Park.
"Even if it meant that he had to go without, people who were in more need he would take care of," Christopher Redmond said. "This didn't just devastate a family - this devastated the whole city."
Redmond was also said to be a talented musician and a drummer in a local rock band. He attended Ogden High School.
He was en route to Wendover with his wife Saturday to celebrate his 35th birthday, family members said.
The Redmond family is calling on drivers who believed they drove over something in the area Saturday night to contact Highway Patrol.
"Everybody who's met him falls in love with him instantly," Christopher Redmond said. "He's a very caring man."
"He was a good father and he's going to be missed by many," said Robert Redmond.
The Redmond brothers said they also have set up a fund at America First Credit Union under the name Quintin Clyde Redmond to cover burial expenses. Donations, they said, could also be made directly to Myers Mortuary in Ogden.