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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/11/2019 09:34 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/11/2019 09:34 AM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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David R. Best, 75 from Copperopolis Lost His Life in Vehicle vs Pedestrian Collision

Copperopolis, CA...Mr. Rabeneau was driving his 1973 Chevrolet truck north on Little John Road north of Bow Drive at 55 miles per hour. A 75 year old pedestrian, Mr. Best, was walking north, near the right hand road edge of Little John Road. For an unknown reason, the front of the Chevrolet struck Mr. Best, causing fatal injuries. Mr. Rabeneau immediately returned to the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation.





The cause of this collision is under investigation.

Drugs and/or alcohol use is not suspected as a factor in this collision.

If anyone was in the area of the collision prior to 8:06 pm and observed a pedestrian walking near the roadway please contact CHP, (209) 754-3541.




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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:36:30   By: Anonymous
 
How horrible, praying for his family

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Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:39:03   By: Anonymous
 
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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:41:04   By: Anonymous
 
Walking at night ever hear of wearing a safety vest.

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Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:49:22   By: Anonymous
 
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    Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:52:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Joe rabaneau is a good man. Sorry this happened!

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    Posted on: 2019-03-11 13:34:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Good looking out John. Thank you

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    Posted on: 2019-03-12 09:19:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Posted on: 2019-03-11 09:49:22 By: Anonymous
    Not... By: the pine tree

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-11 11:04:02   By: Anonymous
 
Very sad. For driver and victim.

I second the earlier comment about pedestrians needing reflective vest or to carry some kind of light at night. They can otherwise be hard to see even for drivers with young eyes. And there are a lot of old eyes driving in Calaveras County.

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    Posted on: 2019-03-11 14:59:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Lawsuit for Joe!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-11 16:49:51   By: Anonymous
 
I knew the guy walking. Sadly, I'm afraid he intentionally went in front of this vehicle. The driver I'm sure would've not had time to respond. I hope he's ok. Very sorry for what has happened to my friend. He was ill and very down the last couple of years. Most knew him as Pan. Rip Pan 😪

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    Posted on: 2019-03-11 20:50:21   By: Anonymous
     
    If you did not see what happened then don't comment. If you hit someone in your vehicle and kill them then it is your fault. Case closed.

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      Posted on: 2019-03-11 21:30:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Wrong. If a pedestrian suddenly throws themself into the path of a 55 mph vehicle, at night, that's not the driver's fault. Happened to a young man in Sonora on Washington St. maybe a year or so ago: a woman ran into the road.

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      Posted on: 2019-03-13 12:43:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Your an idiot!! Must be a democrat!!

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    Posted on: 2019-03-12 18:22:19   By: Anonymous
     
    If you have pertinent information I would urge you to contact the San Andreas CHP office and make a statement.

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    Posted on: 2019-03-14 15:26:47   By: Anonymous
     
    How can you say he intentionally walked in front of that truck?We're you there? Are you his shrink?How rude to say something like that.If you knew him at all,you'd know that,that's NOT the way he would of went.....IF" he wanted to check out!!!
    RIP PAN.YOU ARE MISSED....

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    Posted on: 2019-03-14 15:26:47   By: Anonymous
     
    How can you say he intentionally walked in front of that truck?We're you there? Are you his shrink?How rude to say something like that.If you knew him at all,you'd know that,that's NOT the way he would of went.....IF" he wanted to check out!!!
    RIP PAN.YOU ARE MISSED....

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David Best
Posted on: 2019-03-15 00:28:53   By: Anonymous
 
David Best"Pan",killed by truck Sunday on little John Rd.He had gone to golf course to gather,Whisteria clippings.He had rootone
Prepped to propagate them for our yard.The bag of clippings found in middle of road.He had just smoked treats to train his 22 month old dog.
He's was very happy.Outside was pitch black.feel sure ,he just misjudged the speed of truck.Any Spewer of Vile comments, should be ashamed. Missing you "Pan".

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    Re: David Best
    Posted on: 2019-03-15 20:06:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Everyone is a victim here. I feel horrible for the person who was driving the pickup. Needless to say about Mr. Best. The issues here are how can this be avoided in the future? My prayers are with everyone involved .

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    Re: David Best
    Posted on: 2019-03-15 20:15:26   By: Anonymous
     
    I heard the same that Mr. Best was collecting flowers and when the accident happened. No one is to blame here it's bad circumstances. Darkness. It could have happened to all of us not just the driver who is a victim also.

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