June 27, 2014

Tragic sudden deaths

The certainty of our death yet the uncertainty of the hour of our death is declared every time a Catholic prays the Hail Mary:  Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

In the Litany of the Saints is the prayer "From a sudden and unprovided death, Lord save us".  With a sudden death here is no time for repentance, last words of love or a turning to God.  Not one of the people below had any idea when they woke up, that this was the last day of their lives.

And their poor families.  One never fully recovers from the stunning and sudden blow when a loved one is snatched away.

Two girls killed by when tree fell on car driven by their mother as she screamed out 'My babies, my babies'

Authorities in Pennsylvania had identified the two young sisters who died in a freak accident after a falling tree landed on their moving car on Monday.  Eight-year-old Ryleigh Freiwald and six-year-old Macayla Freiwald perished when the car driven by Jason Hinebaugh, 36, was crushed by the tree and careered out of control hitting a utility pole around 2.30pm.

Investigators said that two young girls died of blunt force trauma to the head and witnesses to the harrowing crash recounted how their eight-month pregnant mother, Ashley Lichty, 26, burst out of the passenger side of the car after the accident screaming, 'My babies, my babies.'

Landscape gardener dies after falling into wood chipper in horrific accident

A Florida man died Monday after falling into a giant wood chipper.  Police are unclear on many details surrounding the shocking late afternoon incident, but footage from the scene showed the mulch covered in blood after the man’s body passed through the massive wood chipper.  He was working to clear brush when he died, officials said.

The unidentified landscaper was working with two other men near a Davie home when he somehow ended up inside the machine. Police arriving at the scene were horrified and needed grief counselors to cope, according to reports.  Davie Police Captain Dale Engle told the Sun-Sentinel, "I've been in police work 20 years. I've never seen anything like this,’ ‘It was a gruesome scene."

Bride-to-be, 26, killed in head-on car crash as she and best friend drove to her bachelorette party moments after pair snapped this selfie

A bride-to-be has been killed in a car crash as she drove to her bachelorette party.  Collette Moreno, a 26-year-old mother-of-one, was being driven to Lake Ozark, Missouri by her best friend on Friday afternoon when they tried to overtake a truck but were hit by an oncoming vehicle.  She later died from her injuries.

Moreno's fiance, Jesse Arcobasso, sobbed as he spoke about his loss just four weeks ahead of their wedding date, and revealed her five-year-old son can't yet comprehend where his mommy is….

The bride had shared her excitement on Facebook in the hours before - uploading a photo showing her drinking wine to mark the start of the weekend and sharing a selfie of her and Theobald on the road just minutes ahead of the crash.
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Theobald said that Moreno had started suffering from an asthma attack as they trailed a truck with heavy exhaust fumes, so she had attempted to get past it on the two-lane road. 'We both thought it was clear and there was a hill that neither one of us saw,' she said through tears.  'I tried to go around and there was a truck coming and I swerved and he swerved with me.'

 Last-Selfie Collette Moreno is on the left,  Best friend and driver Ashley Theobald is on the right.

Girl, 19, killed after her brother's friend threw a lit sparkler into her room as a prank

Kristen Milano was sleeping in her family's apartment in Southington, Connecticut on Sunday when Eric Morelli, 18, allegedly tossed the lit firework through an open window.  The sparkler, which Morelli had hoped would wake up his friend, set off a fire that engulfed the apartment. Milano died of smoke inhalation.

Southington police arrested Morelli on Tuesday and charged him with manslaughter….'He thought it was a good idea to throw a firework up there, trying to be funny, trying to wake him up,' Kyle Cima-Yannell, Milano's friend, told WFSB.
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