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Old 09-07-2008, 04:25 PM
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Craig...
Sorry for you loss... met Kevin In chicago a few years back. Nice guy and will defeintly be missed. Take care of yourself...
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:52 PM
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Craig,

Glad to hear you are doing ok

Our prayers are with you as well my friend.
I know this is going to take along time to heal both the physical and emotional damage done as a result of you being involved in such a horrific experience

If there is any thing we can do for you, or Kevin's family, please let me know

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hello , my name is craig stumpf. i was the passenger on the 36 skater know as pammy, with my long time friend kevin sellers. i want to thank you for your thoughts and prayers. he was a great friend and loved by many. he passed from a neck injury. im fine just beat up . thank you

I am glad that you are good. Thanks for the info. Kevin will be missed by many here in Chicago.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:26 PM
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I am not an accident reconstruction expert... but.... that houseboat had to be a contributing factor, as the boats rounded the corner,. saw the channel restriction, and set themselves up for the straight.. maybe Kevin saw this, moved over a wake to pass, and the incident took off from there.. the pic of that houseboat, in that position, is VERY unnerving to say the least..
The houseboat in that pic is more than 2 miles from the accident scene! Likely a non factor.
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So tragic---Rest in peace Kevin----you will be missed---my heart goes out to his family and friends---BAB
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The houseboat in that pic is more than 2 miles from the accident scene! Likely a non factor.
according to on-scene Marine Assist that's not true..
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according to on-scene Marine Assist that's not true..
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At the start of the Poker Run, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and myself were all working crowd conotrol from the entrance to Jamestown Harbor (the starting point), to the mouth of Wolf Creek.

In the picture you reference above, at that particular time, I was just in front of the rental houseboat you mention. I was desperately trying to get them to move over to the right more. They were renters... what more can I say.

The boat you see heading to pass them on the right side was a black, enclosed cockpit V bottom, possibly an Outer Limits. He passed between the rental houseboat and myself at over 100 MPH (estimated). The Skater in the accident was actually out on the other side, near the middle of the lake with good, clear open water.

After the houseboat was passed, they immediately got over, as I assume they were pretty shocked.

The accident happened about 1/2 mile or more past that area shown in the picture. The area where the wreck happened was actually a left turn in the lake, thus the damage to the starboard side of the Skater.
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Ive known KEvin for over 25 years great guy will be missed .He knew the risks he always lived life on the edge ,his motor cross days his air planes and more .Once he drove one of my race cars at Winchester IN hell he wrecked it in hot laps he always had the drive to win and be the best. He knew he could make the turn his skills where good if he thought a spectater was a problem he would have slowed down. It was just his time. I was there for my first poker run and didnt know it was him till late yesterday , Will never forget him or that poker run. My condolences to His Mom and Dad and Family RIP KEVIN... Dan
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