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HEBRON ESTATES - On Friday evening, Robert Dale Reynolds was at the North Bullitt football game watching his former team compete against Doss in the season opener.
Less than 12 hours later, he lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Indiana 62 in Charlestown.
Better known as R.D., Reynolds was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the accident at 3:57 p.m. on Saturday at University Hospital.
Two friends remain in critical condition.
Cory B. Flint, 26, of Madison, Ind., and Brent Hamilton, 18, of Shepherdsville, were also taken to University Hospital.
According to police, Reynolds' 2004 Ford Mustang hit a guardrail and struck a concrete culvert at around 6 a.m. Two of the men were ejected from the vehicle. The case is still under investigation.
Reynolds graduated in May 2008 from North Bullitt High School. He was a gifted athlete who starred in football and track at North Bullitt.
He signed to attend Pikeville College on an athletic scholarship but elected to stay closer to home and continue his studies at Jefferson Technical and Community College.
While at North Bullitt, Reynolds played defensive back and also spent a lot of time on the offensive side of the ball as quarterback and receiver.
During his junior year, Reynolds suffered a knee injury and the sudden death of his father, Robert. Injuries also slowed Reynolds during his senior year. However, the Eagles made the playoffs each season.
In track, he finished second in the state during his senior year in the long jump and the 200-meter dash despite suffering a leg injury. He also participated on a relay team that finished fifth in the state.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
See www.pioneernews.net for updates and Wednesday's edition of The Pioneer News for the full story.