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Family of Bowie man, who died in car crash, still struggling with loss

NOCONA, TX (KAUZ) -

The family of the Bowie man who died in a crash last week spoke with Newschannel6 how they are coping with their loss.

James Norman Scott, 65, was driving to United Regional in Wichita Falls to pick up his wife, Connie Scott before the wreck took his life.

Texas DPS troopers said they do not know why James veered off the road causing the accident. 

Misty Rickard, James' niece, always told her Aunt Connie she would take care if anything were to happen to James, who suffered from emphysema.

After last week's crash, that is what she is doing.

"He was on his way to see me when the wreck happened," Connie said.

Connie and James were married for 25 years.

"I wish he was still here with me," Connie said.

James did not know Misty was already driving his wife home. Their paths did intersect on U.S. 287.

Misty realized one of the cars involved belonged to her uncle. They pulled over. Misty ran towards Texas DPS troopers as the traffic cleared.

"I was screaming and 'yelling that's my uncle,' that's James Scott," Misty said.

Misty said her children were in her car with them and witnessed the scene. They loved their Uncle James and were traumatized by what they saw.

"I told them Uncle James is no longer suffering," Misty said. "He's up in Heaven."

She said it was difficult to come to terms with losing her uncle.

"I found it hard because I just saw him that morning," Misty said. "I just visited him."

Connie said when she sits on Misty's porch she expects James to pick her up.

"I keep thinking he might do that and he didn't," Connie said.

Connie now lives with Misty as her niece maintains her promise.

As sad as they both are about losing James, they said they are glad the other family is recovering. 

July 2 would have been the 29th anniversary when she and her husband first met.

If you would like to help the Scott family, you can click here

They are also holding a bake sale at One Stop in Nocona, on Frida, June 30, to raise money for Connie to help her pay her medical and travel expenses. 

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