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Kurt Schenker Killed When Car Crashed Into Canal

Jonathan V. O'Steen

April 6, 2014

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Yuma, Arizona—Kurt Allen Schenker, age 19 of Erie, Pennsylvania, died Friday night when the pick-up truck in which he was a passenger plunged into the Gila Gravity Canal and became submerged.  The truck, driven by 21-year-old Colton Garrett Whiteside of Chillicothe, Missouri, drove off an access road into the canal.

Mr. Whiteside survived the crash. 

Yuma County Sheriff’s accident investigators have not indicated whether Mr. Whiteside will face charges in connection with the incident.

Mr. Schenker was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Yuma.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Schenker in connection with this tragic loss for them.

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