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Remembering Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V.

Needles, CA: On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011; a tragic event would touch the lives of many living in the small Mojave Desert town of Needles, California.

A 2007 Ford pickup truck with a loving family well known to the community of Needles heads to Jack Smith Park via River Road (Bridge Road) when suddenly their truck loses control and smashes into some trees and rocks along this dark stretch of road. The three inside the truck lost their lives in the crash.

Those who lost their lives that day were 51 year old Pete Rodriguez III, 30 year old Pete Rodriguez IV, and 10 years old Pete Rodriguez V.

The news of the death of Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V; Also Known As The “3 Pete’s”, hit the hearts of many through the City of Needles.

Many throughout Needles as well as up and down the Colorado River Tri-State area flocked to Needles; many gather along a chain link fence behind the A Toe Truck in Downtown Needles where the truck that was involved in the crash sat. People placed flowers along the chain link fence as tears roll down their face. Many more gather at the crash site along a stretch of River Road (Bridge Road) just west of Jack Smith Park. Friends and those who knew the “3 Pete’s” placed flowers, messages of support, and candles in front of the crash site. 100 people gather in front of the Rodriguez family’s home showing their love for the family.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) was called in to investigate the accident.

This small Mojave Desert town of Needles, California united together to help the Rodriguez Family by putting on donation events to raise money for the family. The donation drives spread throughout Needles as well as up and down the Colorado River Tri-State area.

On Friday, April 8th, 2011; thousands of friends, family members City Officials, former co-workers, and people who knew the “3 Pete’s” gather at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Downtown Needles, California to say goodbye to a member of the Needles’ family.

Many packed the St Ann’s Catholic Church and even filling up the St Ann’s Hall next door. Many came from as far away as Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada to say goodbye to Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V.

Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V were known around the community of Needles as caring, loving, and respectful people; Pete Rodriguez III use to work for the City of Needles working hard to help his community, Pete Rodriguez IV worked in construction and loved his wonderful family, and Pete Rodriguez V loved baseball, and was a good student at school. The “3 Pete’s” were loved by many around the Colorado River Tri-State area and will be missed by many in the community.

Many lined West Broadway in Downtown Needles with tears rolling down their face as the hearse rides up into Heaven above.

Our Thoughts, Our Hearts, and Our Prayers Always To The Family and Friends of Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V.

Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V Will Always Be A Part of the City of Needles’ Family.

As the one year anniversary of that tragic auto accident that took the lives of 3 members of the Needles’ Family, approaches, the community prepares for a community event in memory of Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V.
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The Needles Chamber of Commerce and 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund Presents the 1st Annual Horseshow Tournament and Family Day in the Park.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

**** In memory of Pete Rodriguez III, Pete Rodriguez IV, and Pete Rodriguez V ****

** Event Times: **

- Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm PT.

** Event Activities: **

- Food

- Memorabilia Vendors

- Games

- Music

- Beer Garden

- Much More.

For more information about the 1st Annual Horseshow Tournament and Family Day in the Park event, Please call:

1 (760) 326-6643

Please Check Out the 3 Pete’s Memorial Youth Fund’s 1st Annual Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/events/354876577864227/

Also Please Check Out the In Loving Memory of Pete Rodriguez III, IV, & V Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/3Petes.Memorial.Youth.Fund

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