Husband Of Critically Injured Wife Shoots Himself

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Randy Budd, the husband of Sharon Budd, who had catastrophic injuries from a rock falling on her, has killed himself in his Uniontown, Ohio home. The 55 year old was pronounced dead on Saturday.

In a case that attracted national attention in 2014, Sharon Budd was the victim of severe head injuries when a 5-pound rock tossed from an overpass crashed through the windshield of her family’s moving car on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania.

Four young men were convicted and sentenced to prison, but the accident which happened in July 2014 required Budd to seven major surgeries. According to her husband Randy Budd, she lost part of her brain and an eye and because her brain was affected, she would require constant care at home for the rest of her life.

After his wife’s accident, Randy Budd advocated for requiring fencing on overpasses. Ohio transportation officials said at least 108 bridges or overpasses will get fencing 6 to 8 feet high in the next few years without significant added costs to the projects.

“I kept thinking this had to happen for a reason. Why would this happen?” Randy Budd said in January. “There has got to be something good to come out of this, and it happened. Now it’s going to have an impact in Ohio for years and years to come, and somebody else won’t have to go through what we’re going through — or even death.”

The Budds had recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary and have four children.