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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. **

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Woman who was injured and hospitalized after fatal boating accident last weekend has passed away.

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Woman who was injured and hospitalized after fatal boating accident last weekend has passed away.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, April 27th, 2018, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety investigators were notified by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’ Office and the family of Connie Davis Kloepfer that Connie had passed away at a hospital in the Phoenix, Arizona area today.

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Connie was a female passenger of a high speed boat crash that occurred on Lake Havasu in the afternoon of Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

During the crash, Brad Kloepfer and Paul Selberg were killed, and Connie had been in extremely critical condition.

** More Information: Last Weekend’s Fatal Boat Crash: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/news-update-lake-havasu-city-az-boating-accident-turns-fatal/

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety is still investigating this crash.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the boat crash. **

 

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident turns fatal. 

News Update!!: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Boating accident turns fatal.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has released updated information regarding an earlier boating accident that occurred on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 along the Colorado River near South Basin in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:30pm MST, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received several calls of a boat that had crashed in the South Basin of Lake Havasu near the Contact Point Water Safety Center.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a large boat that was traveling at high speeds had crashed and then sank. Several Good Samaritan boats were on scene, and had pulled two males, and one female out of the water. CPR was being administered to the two males.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety Personnel boarded the Good Samaritan boats and took over resuscitation efforts. Deputies then loaded the three occupants into different MCSO Patrol Boats, and transported each of them to the Contact Point Water Safety Center within minutes.

At Contact Point they were met by Lake Havasu City Fire Department personnel who took over life-saving efforts.

The occupants were all transported to the Havasu Regional Medical Center where the two males were pronounced deceased, and the female was listed in extremely critical condition. The boat was recovered from the lake bottom by a local salvage company. The boat was identified as the M35 (35 foot) Wide Body DCB known as “Lickity Split”.

The deceased were identified as Brad Kloepfer, 57 from Lake Havasu City, who was operating the watercraft, and Paul Selberg, 69 of Lake Havasu City, who was a passenger.

Another passenger was identified as Connie Davis Kloepfer, 58 of Lake Havasu City.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Connie remains in extremely critical condition.

Initial investigations showed that all the occupants were wearing life jackets and the operator was wearing his safety kill switch. High speeds were a contributing factor in this crash.

The case of the boat accident is still under investigation.

This was the same boat accident that Mohave County Sheriff’s Office posted on their official Facebook page of the boat accident with injuries.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said, “Our thoughts are with the family and those affected by this incident.”

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the boat crash. **

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.

** Press Release: **

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.