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Update, all 5 men identified: Apolinar Nunez, 49, Jose Gomez, 53, Santos Vega, 47, Guillermo Chavez, 24, and Felipe Cruz, 48, killed, 2 airlifted after crash between pickup and box truck at Citrus Way and Ponce De Leon Blvd in Hernando County, Florida.

http://accidentdatacenter.com/us/florida/tampa-st-petersburg-fl/15/07/27/apolinar-nunez-49-jose-gomez-53-santos-vega-47-guillermo-chavez-24-andfelipe-cruz-48-killed-2

I just want to give my condolences to the families of the crew that died in a car crash. This is so sad and I wanted to say goodbye to these members of the industry. May they rest in peace and please, let them know that we will miss them. It appears all 5 men have passed away.They all worked for Wingate communications. The accident happened July 27, 2015. The reports all say a box truck ran a stop sign and hit the work truck, practically running it over and then it exploded, according to eye-witness reports. 

 FYI – it appears the fund-raiser is no longer available! There will be a memorial fund setup. Go to http://www.gofundme.com/3u9sjk38c to make a donation. 

Per Wireless Estimator, “The deceased have been identified as Apolinar Nunez, 49, of Winter Haven; Jose Gomez, 53, of Winter Haven; Santos Vega, 24, Plant City; and Guillermo Chavez, 24, of Plant City. Identification of the fifth member of the company that died is waiting on notification of next of kin in Mexico. All men worked daily on cell site projects.”

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From an Irish headstone” Richard Puz.

For more information read the links below!

http://www.rcrwireless.com/20150731/cell-tower-news/accident-claims-5-tower-climbers-tag8

http://www.rnrfonline.com/4-victims-identified-in-mondays-fiery-crash-one-still-pending/

http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2015/%EF%BB%BF-memorial-fund-set-up-after-fiery-crash-takes-the-lives-of-five-cell-site-workers-in-florida/

https://insidetowers.com/tower-crew-crashes-on-way-to-site/?utm_source=Inside+Towers+List&utm_campaign=b0420da43c-7_317_30_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af16c4fc22-b0420da43c-81090165&ct=t(7_317_30_2015)&goal=0_af16c4fc22-b0420da43c-81090165

It’s times like these we really appreciate Hubble!

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