Lasting legacy: Victim shared special kinship with nephew




The bright yellow GTO was one of Dion Longworth’s most prized possessions.

He loved the classic car, having restored GTOs in the past and painstakingly rebuilding them. The sunshine yellow color was kind of his trademark, which everyone would recognize when he drove down the street.

But when his nephew, Tylor Smith, turned 16, Longworth climbed out of the driver’s seat. If the teenager was going to learn to drive, he was going to learn to drive in one of the best cars ever produced.

“I was so excited to drive it. He’d always try to teach me about cars, but I couldn’t believe that he was actually letting me drive his GTO,” Smith said.

Family, friends and co-workers will remember Longworth as a creative, engaging man with an eye for classic GTO cars, expertise in audio technology and a quirky sense of humor. The Indianapolis resident was quick to help with a new speaker system at work, or to pitch in with a family member’s film project.

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