Guy Myers worked for Hewlett-Packard for 19 years.full story
But later in life, his family said the 58-year-old Sunnyvale man drank too much. He lost his job. He lost his home. And Sunday, he lost his life.
For some reason, Myers ran along Highway 101 south of Lawrence Expressway about 10 p.m., and was killed when a Dodge Neon struck him.
His family wonders if drinking had anything to do with Myers' behavior.
"He liked to drink," said Myers' son, Aaron. "He was a musician and had his guitar with him. The driver said he held up his guitar over his head right before he died. In fact, the guitar made it, even though my father didn't."
The Santa Clara County coroner's office typically takes about six weeks for a toxicology report to come back to determine the cause of death, including what was inside someone's system before death. The California Highway Patrol did not arrest the driver of the Dodge.
"I feel sorry for the man," Aaron Myers said of the driver. "I'd like to let him know that."
Similar sentiments are shared by Myers' other two children and four grandchildren. Aaron Myers said he kept a "good relationship" with his father despite his life choices.
Myers was twice divorced and homeless, and frequented the 7-Eleven on Wildwood Avenue, next to one of his other favorite spots, Bogart's Lounge, his son said.
Myers earned a small living through tips from playing his guitar outside the convenience store.
"People called him the Guitar Man," Aaron Myers said. "Everyone loved him."