Apr 13 2009
Hit and run motorcycle accident killed Charles King.
The 72-year-old Dallas resident was killed in a hit and run accident in Garland on I-635 near Centerville Road.
King may have looked like the rough and tumble biker, but his friends say he was a joker and a good friend.
“He’s what we call 24-hour friends. He was a friend at two in the morning or two in the afternoon,” said King’s friend Troy Duncan.
King and his biker buddies called themselves the “Keller’s Rat Pack,” only because they always gathered at Keller’s Hamburgers in East Dallas for Friday night burgers and beer.
King’s girlfriend of five years, Sandy Seibert, says King gave pointers on getting back behind the handle bars of a motorcycle.
“I lost my leg on my motorcycle in 2001 and he just gave me the confidence to be back on the bike again,” Seibert said. “He was a fantastic guy. What guy would want to go with a one-legged girl? You know? He was a true sport.” she added.
While King’s friend plan his memorial, Garland police are trying to find the driver responsible. Investigators say, they don’t have much to go on, all they can identify is that it was a dark colored car.
If you might have seen something, you can call Garland police at 972-272-8477.