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Old 06-13-2019, 10:15 AM
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I am super bummed to just find out an old friend passed. We went from seeing each other a few times per week to not seeing each other in nearly a decade but always were liking photos of each other's family's on Social Media. Just last weekend on my wedding anniversary she liked a photo of my daughter and wife and I actually thought to myself I was long overdue to catch up. She left our hometown after college for a small town in Western Virginia, married a man in the Army that I never met but seemed like a hard worker and nice guy and they had 5 kids. I always enjoy photos of their kids chasing their animals around their small farm. That being said, keep up with old friends, I wish I had, and please always wear a seat belt. She leaves behind her husband and 5 young kids. I'm not usually a Gofund me guy but 5 kids on 1 income is going to be tough to say the least. Link for those interested.

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Sorry for your loss....prayers for the family
Old 06-13-2019, 10:37 AM
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Wow, I can't even imagine how her husband and kids feel. So sad. What did she pass from?
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
Wow, I can't even imagine how her husband and kids feel. So sad. What did she pass from?

Guessing auto accident form the "always wear your seatbelt" comment. Sad to see that happen, fortunately we have never had that tragedy in my family....can't imagine the pain and heartbreak her loved ones are going through.
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Man, what a shame for all involved. Sorry for your loss. Wearing a seatbelt is something I have no problem with whatsoever. Hard to think something so simple could have prevented this tragedy.
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Damn. My 3 year high school sweetheart passed a couple months ago at 62 but 29 is just too young. Thoughts are with ya.
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Terrible, even more terrible if the seat belt would have saved her.

Just like your PFD's and kill switches, any safety gear for that matter, wear them.
If you don't care, maybe there are others that need you.


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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
Guessing auto accident form the "always wear your seatbelt" comment. Sad to see that happen, fortunately we have never had that tragedy in my family....can't imagine the pain and heartbreak her loved ones are going through.
Yup single vehicle accident. That resulted in roll over/ejection. In my professional life I deal with multiple auto accidents on a daily basis, I've never come across one where I would say they were better off without one.

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Yup single vehicle accident. That resulted in roll over/ejection. In my professional life I deal with multiple auto accidents on a daily basis, I've never come across one where I would say they were better off without one.
Yet there are still those who will argue against that. Sure, there are instances where people lived because they were thrown out of a vehicle before it caught fire, went off a cliff, etc. Then you have, I hate to say it, women who don't want to wrinkle their clothes. Maybe her death will educate and save others.
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Wow... Just sad! Gladly donated.
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Sad for all. The Armed Forces repeatedly enforce and re-enforce wearing of seatbelts. Surprising that she wasn't. Sad
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Sorry to hear that. So young.
I elect to wear a seatbelt because it's my personal choice. I have reasons that I won't go into now. And I don't have a problem with people who choose not to wear one.
But I will tell you that living in Jacksonville with I-95 going through it and I-295 going around and many other roads with a speed limit of 55 or higher, traffic accidents make the news all the time. Especially with rollovers and ejections.
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Sad for all. The Armed Forces repeatedly enforce and re-enforce wearing of seatbelts. Surprising that she wasn't. Sad
The seat belt is a sad subject. Studies show that people that don't use seat belts view themselves with low self worth. Thats a sad story.... I was just thinking earlier I need to give some of my old friends a call

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man what a tragedy...Very sorry for all involved, especially those kids.

Kids need a mom and a dad but when they fall and skin their knee...I've yet to hear one scream "DAA-DDDYYY"
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Sorry for your loss....prayers for the family
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43 years ago this summer, my father was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit head on by a drunk driver. No one wearing seatbelts, 3 deaths (only the drunk survived). I was 13 years old when we got the call. He left a 32 year old wife, me and my younger sister. I can say without a doubt that the trajectory of each of those children's lives has been tremendously altered in a blink of an eye. Some of them will have issues they will not overcome. It may not be fair to the memory of the deceased, but for the rest of their lives they will wonder why the hell didn't mom love us enough to wear her damn seat belt ?

If there is anyone on this earth that is counting on you or even cares about you a little, wear your damn seatbelt.
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Damn...........Just damn.......... That is waaaaay to young. That poor family.
The accidents I hate the most, are the ones that could have been prevented.

Prayers to the Clee Family.
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So sorry for your loss Leeroy
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Prayers sent that is way too young.
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What a tragedy. So sorry for your loss and will pray for the children and their father.

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