Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kumeyaay Highway, Yellow Flowers, Worn Placard

Kumeyaay Highway

South side of Rt. 8 Rt. 8 between Yuma, Arizona and El Centro, CAPhotos by Brad Pease



No name on this Descanso.
It was a hot day in the start of the summer.
Exposure to the weather and hot sun wore away at the name placard.



The rebuilt section of barbed wire looks like this is where the vehicle broke through



















More photos of this Descanso:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12219598@N08/14083572269

Map location and other photos in the area
https://www.flickr.com/map/?fLat=32.757833&fLon=-114.823167&zl=13&everyone_nearby=1


Friday, August 7, 2015

Derek Brooks - West of Tucson, Arizona


Derek Brooks, 27 years old


From Wilcox, Arizona
b. December 9, 1980
d. January 26, 2008

The decorations and metal stand out against a dramatic sky.

Photos taken on February 19, 2006

Newspaper articles:
http://www.svherald.com/content/2009/09/19/willcox-man-dies-wreck-highway-186
http://tucson.com/news/local/crime/willcox-man-dies-when-his-pickup-rolls-over/article_7d2c0447-8415-5ebd-b7fd-2f8e726deca1.html

http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/178611003/Derek-Michael-Brooks


Photos by Brad Pease

Kyle Drake - Farmington, New Mexico

Kyle Drake

North of Farmington, New Mexico
b. October 19, 1983    d. October 19, 2007


Reading news/opinion articles, I assume Kyle was drinking alcohol and tried escaping police. Eventually, ended up in this remote area and failed to negotiate a curve.

Note the dates of birth and accident.





More photos by Brad Pease at Flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12219598@N08/3680942614


Approximate Location on Google Maps
https://www.google.com/maps/place/36%C2%B046'25.7%22N+108%C2%B012'35.9%22W/@36.7585167,-108.2156193,13.05z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Obituary
http://www.daily-times.com/ci_7253999

Newspaper
http://www.daily-times.com/farmington-letters_to_the_editor/ci_7273845

State of New Mexico Press Release
http://www.dps.state.nm.us/newsReleases/DPS/2007/DPSnewsRelease_10.19.07_Fatal_Crash_on_Glade_Road_north_of_Farmington.pdf

This is a COMMENT section reference to a high speed chase
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/farmington-nm/T9FUL7PEPSJVJE96T/p4
Actually wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because a family loses a son does not mean that the truth of the situation can't be told. Kyle was drunk & decided to run from the police. Pursuit was discontinued & yet he continued to drive like an idiot & eventually killed himself by his poor driving due to being drunk & yet the police are the problem? Please. The police are no more responsible for the actions of stupid people than are you or I. I guess the fool from WI who thinks that all high speed pursuits are wrong would have a different tune to sing if someone murdered one of his family members & took off running, never to be found?
God bless Officer Stock, thank goodness he's going to be OK.
Unfortunately, people make mistakes. Yes, its true. Some people are lucky ebough to get away with it with their lives. I think the topic is off regarding high speed police chases. Why are we blaming the police again?? The situatin is that this lady needs some help.(not trying to be rude, but its obvious). A police officer gets hurt trying to do his job. Now where does Kyle Drake come into this? Thats in the past. He paid for his mistake. Let it be. RIP Kyle. Hopefully, people will have the common sense needed to be better citizens and to keep our community safe.



Monday, August 3, 2015

East of Tucson, Arizona - Triple Crosses

East of Tucson, Arizona 
Triple Crosses
Rt. 85 or 86

Photo taken November 24, 2006












More images of this Descanso on Flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/takkotakko/

Approximate Location
https://www.google.com/maps/

Sunday, August 2, 2015