On September 3, 2008, 61-year-old Linda Doyle was killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when a young driver talking on a cell phone ran a red light and broadsided her vehicle. At the time of the crash, Linda was on her way to feed the feral cats at Lake Overholser, a resevoir in Oklahoma City.
Linda was a vivacious and outgoing lady who never met a stranger, nor left anyone who hadn’t felt they had become her friend. She loved cats and polite children, gardening, koi ponds, the adventure of the ”hunt” for antiques and items of uniqueness.
Linda has been employed throughout her life in a variety of retail, wholesale and distribution positions, most recently with the May Antique Centre and Greg Earles Estate Sales. To her employers, she was invaluable.
Linda and her husband were active Antique Dealers. Linda was a member and past President of the local chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Northwest Oklahoma City Antique Club, Oklahoma City Antique Guild, Mayflower Society, Oklahoma Humane Society and Association and member of the Oklahoma Home Builders Association.
Linda’s daughter, Jennifer Freedman Smith, has become a leader in the fight to end distracted driving and has established StopDistractions.org.
Linda is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series. View the video below: