INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Thanksgiving marked a painful reminder for a central Indiana family whose loved one was shot and killed on the interstate in 2015.
It happened two years ago on westbound I-70 near I-465 on the east side and the murder remains unsolved.
Derrick Gregory’s family wants to know who was following him that night. Investigators said he crashed his truck on the interstate after being shot.
Chrissy Gregory and Rebecca Thompson can’t believe they are preparing for another Thanksgiving without their younger brother Derrick.
“I wasn’t going to cry,” said Rebecca Thompson, victim’s sister.
Thompson said she will never forget the last message she received from her brother.
“He me a text message that said ‘Happy Thanksgiving I love you,’” she said.
On the night before Thanksgiving 2015, Thompson said police gave them the bad news.
“The cops showed up at my house to tell me that he been shot and found on I-70,” she said.
Indiana State Police responded to a 911 call for an accident on I-70 west. Troopers got there and saw a silver pickup truck crashed onto a guard rail.
The truck had several bullet holes in the windshield and driver’s side door and inside they found 30-year-old Gregory. He was shot and taken to the hospital where he later died on Thanksgiving.
“I don’t want to relive that; I don’t want that person to win,” she said.
Two years later, Gregory’s murder remains unsolved.
24-Hour News 8 learned Gregory was leaving work at the time, but as far as who pulled the trigger that is still a mystery.
“We really need somebody to come forward with some kind of information because we’re kind of at a standstill,” said Chrissy Gregory, victim’s sister. “They (investigators) have a little bit of information but not enough to move really forward.”
If you have any information that could help police solve this case you can call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-8477.