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Husband of Unum hit-and-run victim talks

By Callie Starnes
Eyewitness News Reporter

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - It will be a few more weeks before the man accused of running down a Unum Provident employee heads back to court.

Thursday morning, a judge passed Jeremy Lane's case to June 29th.

He's accused of hitting and killing Susan Wood early December 23rd, as she walked across 4th Street.

Thursday, Susan Wood's husband, Matthew, spoke with Eyewitness News, he's been at every court hearing since the accident, and says he'll continue showing up until justice is served.

"Because of who Susan was. She was a wonderful mother and friend. She touched a lot of lives, including mine and I just want to make sure she's never forgotten," says Matthew Woods.

Jeremy Lane is still in jail.

Court testimony earlier this year revealed he'd been drinking at the Chattanooga Billiard Club the morning of the accident.

Matthew Wood was in court again this morning. Wood made says he will be in court every time Lane goes before a judge.

Wood says he's there for justice, but more importantly to keep his wife's memory alive.

"She was a wonderful mother and friend," said Wood, "she touched a lot of lives, she touched mine, and I just want to make sure she's never forgotten."

Nearly 6 months has passed since Susan Wood was hit by a car and killed while walking to work.

Wood says his children are what get him through the moments he misses Susan the most.

"I'm taking it as I can," said Wood, "God gives me strength each and every day to go on and function."

Wood says he finds comfort in the fact that Lane is still behind bars.

'It's a relief that he can't hurt anyone else," said Wood.

It will be another few weeks before Jeremy Lane goes back to court, after his case was pushed back so attorneys can gather more evidence.

Wood says despite the delay, he'll be there every step of the way to honor his wife.

"The wheels of justice seem to move slow," said Wood, "but for the family and I to put it behind us yes, I'm ready for it to be over with."

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