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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight Vigil for Fidel Connacher Live!!

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight Vigil for Fidel Connacher Live!!

A candlelight vigil is being held for 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

The candlelight vigil started at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight vigil tonight at River Edge Golf Course for Fidel Connacher.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Candlelight vigil tonight at River Edge Golf Course for Fidel Connacher.

ZachNews has just learned that there will be a candlelight vigil for 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

The candlelight vigil will start at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

Shayna Edenfield tells ZachNews that anyone is welcome to come and remember Fidel Connacher.

There will be a donation jar going around that we will be giving to his family.

Moments ago, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that he will be attending the candlelight vigil.

ZachNews will be at the candlelight vigil and may broadcast live during the candlelight vigil at ZachNews on Facebook.

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** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Community mourns for the loss of Fidel Connacher.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Community mourns for the loss of Fidel Connacher.

The community of Needles, California is mourning the loss of 22 year old Fidel Connacher, who was struck by a train west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

Fidel Connacher, a resident of Needles, California, is being described by family and friends as an amazing friend, friendly to people, and was great at golf as a member of the Needles High School Golf Team.

ZachNews received a statement issued by Needles City Manager Rick Daniels on the loss of Fidel Connacher.

“The City of Needles is saddened to hear of the loss of Fidel Connacher. Fidel was a valuable member of the Rivers Edge Golf Course family. Fidel was the first person to assist golf patrons with their bags and carts. He welcomed them with his broad smile and engaging personality. He brightened every room he entered. He will be missed as a friend and colleague. Fidel was a success story; beginning as an intern, progressing to part-time work, and was scheduled to begin this upcoming month in a full time position assisting in the management of the pro shop. He was being trained and groomed to eventually assume golf shop operations and outside services at Rivers Edge. We all share in his loss and extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family. Rick Daniels“.

Family member Selina Lamas posted on Facebook a message on the loss of Fidel Connacher saying, “Woke up to terrible news today! My heart hurts. You were very loved Fidel, especially by my family. I have such great memories of you. I remember when you would come over and we would have the best time playing Nintendo. Or that one time you found out that my sister’s and I had never been to Buffalo Wild Wings, so you decided to take us out to eat there. I also remember the christmas presents you got for my sister’s and I. You were so loving and caring for others. You had such a beautiful heart! You will forever be missed Fidel!”

ZachNews has just learned that there will be a candlelight vigil for Fidel Connacher starting at 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at River Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

Shayna Edenfield tells ZachNews that anyone is welcome to come and remember Fidel Connacher.

There will be a donation jar going around that we will be giving to his family.

ZachNews has learned that a GoFundMe account has been set up to help Fidel Connacher’s family with funeral expenses.

https://www.gofundme.com/wggja-funeral-expenses

** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Person killed in fatal pedestrian versus train collision identified.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Person killed in fatal pedestrian versus train collision identified.

ZachNews has just received the identity of the pedestrian killed in a fatal pedestrian versus train collision that occurred west of Needles, California on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division, the person has been identified as 22 year old Fidel Connacher, resident of Needles, California.

 

In the press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division posted Saturday, “On 06/29/2018, a 911 call was received at 4:37 PM from the BNSF Railroad reporting a man was struck by a train on the tracks 1/2 miles east of Arrowhead Junction west of Needles. Emergency personnel responded to find Fidel Connacher, a 22 year old resident of Needles, dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

Moments ago, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels issued this statement on the loss of Fidel Connacher.

The City of Needles is saddened to hear of the loss of Fidel Connacher. Fidel was a valuable member of the Rivers Edge Golf Course family. Fidel was the first person to assist golf patrons with their bags and carts. He welcomed them with his broad smile and engaging personality. He brightened every room he entered. He will be missed as a friend and colleague. Fidel was a success story; beginning as an intern, progressing to part-time work, and was scheduled to begin this upcoming month in a full time position assisting in the management of the pro shop. He was being trained and groomed to eventually assume golf shop operations and outside services at Rivers Edge. We all share in his loss and extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family. Rick Daniels“.

** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Fidel Connacher. **

Colorado River Tri-State: Just days apart, 2 communities are mourning the loss of 2 people killed in 2 separate vehicle crashes along U.S. Route 95.

Colorado River Tri-State: Just days apart, 2 communities are mourning the loss of 2 people killed in 2 separate vehicle crashes along U.S. Route 95.

A highway along the Colorado River known as U.S. Route 95 have taken the lives of 2 people bring the communities of Needles, California and Blythe, California mourning the loss of the victims.

On Sunday, April 15th, 2018, a vehicle crash along U.S. Route 95 south of Needles, California took the life of a doctor, who was well known in Needles, California and Blythe, California.

The doctor was flown by medical helicopter out to a hospital but later passed away due to his injuries.

ZachNews has learn that the doctor’s names was Dr. Robert Strecker, who was a practicing Gastroenterologist in Needles, California.

The Palo Verde Valley Times reported that Dr. Robert Strecker was a dedicated physician who has worked with members of the medical and hospital staff at Palo Verde Hospital for almost 40 years.

Dr. Robert Strecker was a graduate of Vanderbilt University; received his medical degree from that institute of higher learning, and had a PHD in pharmacology.

Dr. Robert Strecker completed a GI fellowship at University of Southern California in the early 1980’s and worked in private practice from 1984 to 1994 while working in the emergency department of several facilities throughout the years.

The cause of the crash along U.S. Route 95 near Blythe, California was under investigation.

As both communities continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Robert Strecker, another vehicle crash occurs just 5 days later along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California, taking the live of a woman from Blythe, California.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at 4:28pm PT on Friday, April 20th, 2018, a wireless 911 call was received reporting a 2 vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol say 59 year old Rosa Saldana from Blythe, California was the rear seat passenger in one of the vehicles.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division, Rosa Saldana was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California is investigation.

People who have driven along this stretch of U.S. Route 95 have seen close calls and crashes as well as speedy motorists trying to get by other vehicles.

Well people want all motorists to drive safely along U.S. Route 95, others want to see more be done along the desert highway to make it safer to drive along, especially at night and along curved portions of the highway.

As we get closure to Summer, more people will be traveling along this desert highway for boating fun along the Colorado River, and law enforcement agencies want to remind the public to always obey all driving laws and never drive in a way that endangers you, your family, or others motorists.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of both Dr. Robert Strecker and Rosa Saldana. **

Needles, CA: Woman from Blythe, California dies in vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95.

Needles, CA: Woman from Blythe, California dies in vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at 4:28pm PT on Friday, April 20th, 2018, a wireless 911 call was received reporting a 2 vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol say 59 year old Rosa Saldana from Blythe, California was the rear seat passenger in one of the vehicles.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division, Rosa Saldana was pronounced dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol in Needles, California along with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Rosa Saldana. *

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal rollover collision along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal rollover collision along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:25am PT on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, officers from the California Highway Patrol Needles Area responded to a rollover collision on eastbound Interstate 40, east of Water Road, west of Needles, California.

Once on scene, officers determined that this incident was a 2 vehicle collision, involving a 2008 Chevrolet and 2008 Toyota; with one of the vehicles over turned in the open desert to the south of Interstate 40.

Initial investigation suggests that 70 year old Kenneth Colombero from Upland, California (P-1) was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 within the #2 lane at a high rate of speed.

While attempting to overtake 70 year old Robert Graham from Mire Loma, California (P-2) who was traveling within the #1 lane of eastbound Interstate 40, P-1 allowed the left front of his vehicle to strike the right rear of P-2’s vehicle.

P-1’s vehicle then made a hard right turn toward the open desert south of Interstate 40, where it overturned several times.

During the rollover, a passenger in the bed Kenneth Colombero’s pickup truck was ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

That passenger is identified as 64 year old Lawrence Berger from Upland, California.

Kenneth Colombero also suffered fatal during this collision.

The right front passenger in Kenneth Colombero’s vehicle suffered major injuries and was transported to Sunrise Hospital via helicopter.

The right front passenger is identified as 58 year old Mary Berger from Upland, California.

Robert Graham did not suffer any injury.

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ZachNews has learn from the California Highway Patrol that this fatal accident is a separate crash that occurred in the same area a few minutes later, which that later accident involving 2 semi trucks along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road had no injures involved.