The families of two people killed after their motorcycle was hit in Broad Ripple are speaking out for the first time only to FOX59 News.
Chad Smith and Lindsey Curtis are being remembered as an inseparable couple, who loved life. The family says the last month has been a very trying time, between burying two loved ones, then having to heal.
Chad Smith’s brother didn’t want to talk about the crash itself, but instead shared stories about them to keep their memories alive.
“They were almost like one, you know what I mean? You didn’t have Chad without Lindsey and you didn’t have Lindsey without Chad,” said brother Chris Smith.
For the first time, you’re hearing about this couple, branded by their families as inseparable. Their story is being told through pictures and very personal memories.
Chris reminices about a story that he remembers about his brother.
“He’s eating a bowl of sugar and he’s got handfuls of sugar, ya know, just pounding the sugar down. With Lindsey, you know, Lindsey had no problem telling you, ‘Those shoes don’t match that shirt’ or ‘Your outfit doesn’t look right.’ She always spoke her mind, but she was like my sister that I never had,” said Chris.
He said Chad and Lindsey were made to be together, and on Aug. 31, they died together.
Chad and Lindsey were on a motorcycle at 56th Street and College Avenue when they were hit by a car coming through the intersection. Lindsey was then hit by another car.
Police took the drivers of the cars to the hospital for toxicology tests which are pending.
No matter what the outcome, the family of Chad and Lindsey say the last month has been tough to deal with.
“Sometimes it’s minute-by-minute, sometimes it’s hour-by-hour, but you get through the day and just try to do right their boys, and to make them happy and proud of us as to raise their boys the way they’d want to be raised,” said Chris.
Chad and Lindsey leave behind two boys, 16 and 10, who are being taken care of by the rest of the family and thanks to community donations. Support that Chris says is helping the family cope.
“Everybody was there for us whenever we needed anything and we had a site set up and they donated money for the burial and it’s been a blessing, as far as that goes,” said Chris.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, there will be a benefit motorcycle ride to raise more money for the family. It’ll be held at Southside Harley Davidson, 4930 Southport Crossing Pl., Indianapolis. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 11 a.m. It’s $25 per bike/$10 per passenger. Cars will be welcomed in the ride. The money raised will go to help Zachary and Trey, the two boys who’ve been left without their parents.