“You never think it’ll hit this close to home,” Two Oklahomans killed in road rage shooting

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CUSTER COUNTY, Okla. -- The driver accused of killing two people on a shooting rampage on I-40 will go before a Custer County judge Friday.
Jeremy Doss Hardy, 36, is being held on a DUI charge.
Authorities say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit when the shootings happened.
The deadly shooting spree has so many people wanting answers.
"It’s unimaginable, it’s very unbelievable," Julie Menge said.
The first victim killed, near Hydro, was 45-year-old Jeffrey Kent Powell.
Kent Powell

Kent Powell

Julie Menge was a close friend of Powell; everyone called him Kent.
"Kent was an upstanding citizen, he was a really really great guy, I mean he was involved in lots of things, always had a smile on his face," Menge said.
911 calls came flooding in to multiple police departments around midnight, reporting a road rage incident involving a driver firing his gun at cars and trucks as he passed them.
Sheriff Bruce Peoples says in his 40 years of working in law enforcement, he'd never seen anything like it.
"[I've never seen] anything that was this random and intentional and senseless as just driving down the interstate shooting at all kinds of vehicles, commercial trucks, vans, SUVs, small compact cars," Peoples said.
Powell was a physical therapist and ran a rehab clinic in Clinton. He was a husband and father of two.
"It was definitely shock. You hear of things on the news all the time, and you never think it’ll hit this close to home," Menge said.
The second victim killed was 63-year-old Bille Jean West. Hardy allegedly fired at her car near Weatherford.
Officials say an OHP trooper saw Hardy's truck and started chasing him. The pursuit ended in Custer County, and Hardy was arrested.
We found Hardy has a criminal past, including convictions in Texas for child abuse and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
He's expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon.
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