The Unluckiest Soul Of The Tragic Accident…

In the previous four Blog entries I’ve reported about a terrible accident Mary and I lived through five days ago. In case you missed those entries, here are the links…

On Sunday, May 27, 2012, Mary and myself, along with 12 other souls, (13 passengers and a driver)  started out on a sightseeing trip in Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) in remote northeastern Arizona.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

This is the tour vehicle at about 9:30 AM…

and the tour vehicle at about 1:00 PM…

Dr. Richard Crowe died at the scene. To the best of my knowledge he was the only fatality . In the below photo he is the fellow on the left with the white sweatshirt and brown hat…

We heard from his sister Carolyn who sent us this newspaper story. You can read it by clicking this link…

She also sent me his biography which you can read by clicking this link…

The World is a sadder place today because one really nice man is missing.

Mary and I are truly saddened by this happening. To his family, we offer our condolences and best wishes.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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5 thoughts on “The Unluckiest Soul Of The Tragic Accident…

  1. Lovely shot! Well Taken! =)

  2. carolyn ibele

    Thank you Jim and Mary for your wonderful stories. You both have also made the world a better place with your coverage. You will always be in our hearts. I’m sure I speak on behalf the rest of our beloved Richard’s family. We pray that the survivors of this tragedy are recovering and healing nicey. We pray for each and every one’s full physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and financial restoration in Jesus’ name.
    Love & Blessings, Carolyn (Crowe Worthington) Ibele and family

  3. Have you heard about Find a Grave?

    “Find a Grave’s mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.”

    I have virtual cemeteries for the hero’s my father served with. What I like most about it is that they have a memorial page where you can leave graphic flowers and messages for the family.

    Most of those in the virtual cemetery I have never been able to visit their actual graves but I have over 200 people I have been able to honor and remember.

    You should check it out. Because you are all strangers from lots of different places you would all be able to honor him with a stroke of a key. Here is a link to the virtual cemetery I created for my father’s division.

    God Bless

  4. Essya

    I am oh-so sorry and sad to read of your accident, Mary & Jim 😦

    Know that I will be thinking of you both over the next couple of weeks, as you heal from the bumps, bruises, and side/rib pain.

    Please accept my sincerest hugs for all 12 surviving passengers, and heartfelt condolences to the Crowe family and friends.

    Bon courage!!

  5. Megan Ross

    I was in the canyon today and retraced some of the road you traveled. I was sad for the man who was lost, but I also thought about the beauty he saw in his last hours. I hope in that pre-accident time he felt the sacredness and beauty of the canyon.

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