California Conservation Corps is a leading provider of work experience to young adults looking to get into civil service occupations such as firefighter, medic, courtesy officers, etc.
Justin Vanmeter (21), Rhonda Shackelford (20), Serena (Guadarrama) DeGraw (18), reported to work on Feb 2, 2016 and loaded into their cargo van. They would never arrive at their work site. Instead they died in a violent, and preventable crash.
Due to pending litigation, we cannot comment as to why the driver did not see the large truck in the cross-traffic as he proceeded into it from a stop. The carnage left Justin, Rhonda, and Serena’s family without their children, forever mourning their loss. The other victim in this deadly crash, Ronnie Cruz, remains in a coma. His life, and the life of his family, forever changed. The driver and front seat passengers were unharmed in the and returned to work shortly after the accident.
Details to follow as they become available.