my only friend
The linked local NBC article gives the location where he was hit.
On Google view, it's a death trap. A double yellow line road that obviously carries a high volume of traffic and has zero paved shoulder room. I have run thousands of miles on the roads myself, but I would never run on a road such as that. Not on the pavement anyway (and the available grass shoulder looks uncomfortably sloped).
I love the guy without ever having met him. Sorry he made that choice. And sorry for the driver involved, which is not at all my usual reaction.