August 24, 2005

Diagnosis: "Poor Bastard"

I KNOW THAT life can often throw a wrench into even the most carefully laid out plans and dreams. However, whatever twists and turns life will throw my way, I take solace in knowing I won't have had it as bad as this guy:

A Sacramento man was killed early Sunday in Palm Desert after he was run over by a golf cart driven by a man who was allegedly drunk.

Jeffrey G. Seley, 29, was pronounced dead at about 2:14 a.m. Sunday at Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Rancho Mirage, according to a Riverside County coroner's report....

... The driver, Darrin Michael O'Connor, 20, of Westminster, is charged with one count each of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, said Cpl. Dennis Gutierrez, a spokesman for the sheriff's department...

... Exactly how the men got onto the golf course, what they were doing there just after midnight and who notified authorities was not immediately available.

UPDATE, Friday 10:02 AM: The Sacramento Bee has more on this story, particularly in terms of background.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at August 24, 2005 07:54 PM | TrackBack

This was, in my opinion, the worst of the stories printed about this incident -- because it not only implies, but flat-out states, things that are not true. It was a tragic, tragic, accident -- but not quite as scandalous as this article excerpt would have you believe. However, the only thing that really matters is Jeff's death is a tremendous loss to a whole lot of people. He is sorely missed.

Posted by: A friend of Jeff's at August 26, 2005 09:42 AM