February 23, 2017

More Bizarre deaths

I do not mean to make light of the unspeakable loss that their families and friends experience in this intermittent series, but only to emphasize that death can come to anyone unexpectedly which is why we should always be prepared.  None of these people knew when they woke up that this would be their last day alive.

May they all rest in peace.

Mother-of-three, 34, dies while sliding on a homemade zip line with her boyfriend when a tree holding it in place uprooted and fell on top of them in the remote Oregon wilderness

The accident took place on Saturday, but her boyfriend Joshua Jackson made the 911 call at 6 am on Sunday morning.
Tami McVay, 34 and the mother of three, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Jackson, 38, escaped major injury but was arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection with a 2012 conviction for fourth-degree assault....The couple took a trail near the Nehalem River, normally used by experienced hikers. ....They were so far along that rescuers used all-terrain vehicles and had to hike two miles to reach them.

Indian snake rescue volunteer DIES when cobra he saved bites him when he tries to give it a kiss

Sealed with a hiss.

Woman is found dead, six hours after her arm got stuck in a clothing donation drop-off bin along a rural highway

Judith Permar, 56, of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, got her arm stuck in a collection bin at 2am on Sunday after the step stool she was using collapsed. Permar was found more than six hours later.

Father and son killed in head-on crash with each other

Jeff Brasher, 50, and his 22-year-old son Austin Brasher, died early Saturday morning.  The elder Brasher was driving a 2006 Ford pickup truck on his way to work, and his son, driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, was on his way home.  The collision happened when one of the trucks crossed over into the wrong lane.  Neither were wearing seat-belts.

Sarah Joshua, 66, was watching TV on her couch when a stolen SUV crashed into her Florida home and killed her.

Her 43-year-old nephew was in another part of the home and wasn't injured.  The stolen Lincoln Navigator barreled through Joshua's home, leaving a gaping hole in the wall and piles of debris in its wake. The driver fled the scene on foot after SUV came to a stop in backyard

Woman dies after falling off the escalator inside the World Trade Center Oculus while she was reaching to grab her twin sister's hat 

Or was Jenny Santos, 29, a beloved rowing instructor, 'playing around', laying prone on the handrail and 'pretending to fly'?  In any event, she fell off, hit her head on the marble floor and died shortly thereafter.

Video game player mysterious dies in middle of day-long Twitch livestream

Brian Vigneault, who was known to his friends and fans as Poshybrid online, intended to run a 24-hour livestream of himself playing games as part of a challenge to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. But 22 hours into the stream, Mr Vigneault went for a cigarette and didn't return to the computer. Fans later discovered that he had collapsed and died while away from the video.

Man, 82, believed to be the oldest EMT in South Carolina, dies in a car crash on the way to his brother's funeral

Ryan Still, 82, was driving with a friend and grandson to his younger brother Rodney's funeral in South Carolina when he missed his exit.  He tried to make a U-turn and was struck by a van, and later died from his injuries

In New Zealand when the flood gates of the Aratiatia Dam were opened, rushing water streamed out. Four women became stranded on a rock in the middle of the now raging Waikato river where they had been swimming. Two tourists watched as the student and three friends tried to scramble to safety.  Three were rescued, but Rachael Louise De Jong, 21, was washed away and drowned.

Driver dies after his semi-truck is blown off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel by 40mph winds into the frigid waters below

Winds up to 40mph are believed to have blown a truck off Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Thursday. Truck driver Joseph Chen, 47, survived the initial plunge and was spotted on top of truck cab.A Navy helicopter rushed to his rescue, but he died en route to the hospital.
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