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Brother Sought in Crash that Killed Dunn Man

Posted March 4, 2007

— The brother of a Dunn man killed in a single-vehicle crash near Benson early Sunday morning will face charges in connection with the crash.

Charges for involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run are pending against Medford Brian Anderson, 24, the brother of Randy Lee Anderson Jr., 30, who died at the scene.

The investigation showed that Brian Anderson was driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on SR 1104, lost control of the vehicle and overturned 2 1/2 times, landing in a field near the road on the vehicle’s passenger side about 1:30 a.m.,  Highway Patrol officials said.

Randy Anderson was ejected from the car and was not wearing a seatbelt, officials said. Brian Anderson and a passenger in the back seat both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Highway Patrol officials said they are giving Brian Anderson the chance to surrender to authorities voluntarily.

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  • kma1005 Mar 7, 2007

    I work with several people in his family and although I haven't known them a great deal of time from what I know of this family they would do anything they can for someone else. I know if I call for help they'd be there. No one should pass judgement on Brian for his actions. I've personally wrecked a vehicle because of doing something stupid and no one can say they know that feeling when they get out of the car look at what they've done and the only thing they can think of is escaping that reality. Rest in peace Randy, and I'm sure Brian has punished himself more than any number of years in prison could ever do.

  • alee Mar 6, 2007

    Between the media and the public the Anderson family has been treated very unfairly. People should not be saying what they would have done if they would have been in Brian's shoes. Hello, it is none of our business as to what all went on whether he fled the scene or not. It is not our responsibility to judge one another. I have known the family for over 9 years and they were the type whom would give you the shirt off their back, even if it meant they had to go lacking. As for the media and public, all the negative criticism should stop, and let this family grieve.

  • terriberry Mar 6, 2007

    My name is Terri, and although I only knew Randy [[ and his brother ]] for a couple of years, I do have the priviledge of stating to you that I lived net door to Randy for a little over a year and considered him one of my best friends; Almost likea brother. Now, I am not sure what all of this "he said-she said" nonsense is about what happened; But I think it is safe to say that rather than putting the situation down like most of you are when questioning why Brain fled the scene - we need to be concentrating on the fact that we have unfortunately lost a beautiful soul. He loved his brother Brian and I know Brian knew/knows that for a fact. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers and not out of your mouth to gab about.

  • jlee Mar 5, 2007

    I know this family and you could not ask for a better christian family. You know even the Bible says those without sin throw the first stone well it looks to me there are alot out there without sin. Brian ran so what maybe he was in shock and panicked but he did come back and turn hisself in. Whos to say you wouldnt of done the same thing. God bless this family through this hard time. There are still alot of hard times still to face this family and hard hearts and forgiveness to be given. I know this family will pull together in love of self and through CHrist they will pull through. Know our prayers and love are with your family in this time of need.

  • bigjim835 Mar 5, 2007

    Is this fellow a LEO. I am sure if I were in this situation I would have been arrested on the spot or when found. What makes this fellow so special. Makes on wonder what is going on.

  • row Mar 5, 2007

    Rest In Peace Randy...you will be missed. You were a great friend.

  • davidlewis7 Mar 5, 2007

    For those of us who knew Randy and Brian, this is a tragedy all the way around. Randy was a genuine friend and cared deeply about others. Brian is a good fella who maybe hasn't always made the right decisions, but ,if he left the scene,number one,I doubt he knew Randy was dead, or he'd have never left.I pray for Randy to be at peace, and I hope Brian will find peace and direction for his life.

  • dalejr8fanc Mar 5, 2007

    I've known these brothers practically my whole life and from what I know Med (Brian) would never have left the scene if he thought he could do anything for Randy. No matter what anyone says I know that much. It's no excuse for what he did but there really isn't any excuse for it. From what I've been told and what is going around in our little community, Med has turned himself in or is about to turn himself in to the authorities. As far as Randy not wearing his seatbelt, yes that was a factor in his death, but who are we to judge another person or be illspoken of the dead.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 5, 2007

    Obviously he had other priorities immediately after the accident that killed his brother. Should he truly be allowed to wait to turn himself in until after his brother (whom he abandoned) is burried? I think he should go to the police immediately. If he misses the funeral, so be it.

  • stormy Mar 5, 2007

    Okay, For all you people that know nothing about this. Randy was a great guy always there for his brother. A good hearted person until the end. His brother on the other hand has alot of problems and took advantage of Randy's kind heartedness. And in the end caused Randy's death. The fact that Randy got in the truck with Brian I will never understand. But hopefully he is in a better place. But rest assure if it where Brian dead Randy would have never left his side. He would have sat with him until someone came to help. Brian will have to live with that fact for ever.
    Brian is at home with his family and is waiting until after his brother is buried to turn himself in. Then maybe justice will be done. Randy Rest in peace!!!