Loved Ones Demand Justice for Teen Killed in Semi Truck Hit and Run


Untold videos featuring the hashtag #JusticeForAydenAltman are appearing on TikTok that seek to find answers and justice in the death of the 17-year-old, who was fatally struck by a semi truck last month.

Ayden Altman was driving a black Chevrolet and had a friend riding in the passenger seat. He hit a rock embankment, causing his car to crash. According to authorities, he had stepped out of the vehicle when he was struck head-on by a semi truck.

He was 17 and had been looking forward to graduating from Oldham County High School LaGrange in spring.

In the days following his death, and as his devastated family mourned the loss of their only child, Ayden’s friends led the charge in organizing sweet ways to remember their late friend and bring their devastated community together.

Inside Edition Digital was told by a family member that the high schoolers held gatherings at their church as well as prayer vigils, balloon releases, and other gatherings. One such gathering was a truck gathering to honor his love for trucks and country music.

Many of his friends also share videos on TikTok. Some feature photos and videos of happier times with Ayden while others demand justice for his death.

“Justice,”His close friend Hayley Edds shared his story WLKY. “That’s it. We need closure. We need to know who did this to our friend.”

People who loved him recalled his outgoing personality and fun personality. “the best friend everyone wanted to have,”According to his Obituary. He loved to ride dirt bikes, fish, detail cars, play video games, and hang out with his friends. The obituary continued.

A scholarship has been established in Ayden’s name by his family to help students who want to learn welding, which is the path Ayden chose to take.

The semi-truck left the scene after hitting Ayden. The vehicle has not been found by authorities, nor has the driver. 

Oldham County Police asks anyone with any information, or who may have footage from a dashboard camera of the accident to call them at (502) 222-1300.

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