Puerto Rican Musician Cheo Feliciano Killed In Early Morning Car Crash | Nbc 10 Philadelphia

Couple’s life changes following car crash, mounting expenses – Community – Crestview News Bulletin

READ: Fans Mourn Cheo Feliciano on Social Media Feliciano, the sole passenger in the vehicle, died on impact following the 4:13 a.m. crash on a road near the Universidad Metropolitana. A police inspector told the newspaper he was not wearing a seat belt. He is survived by his wife, Puerto Rican dancer Coco Prieto Leon Feliciano, and four sons. Feliciano, one of the most recognized musicians of his genre, was credited as influencing other salsa stars, includingRuben Blades and Gilberto Santarosa. He produced a list of hits that includes “One in a Million,” ”My Promise,” and “I Learned with You,” according to The Associated Press. Cyrus Still Hospitalized, Cancels Second Show The musician, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, started his career as a percussionist in New York before joining the Joe Cuba Sextet as a singer. He recorded 17 albums with the band performing with top Latin artists of the era, before joining Fania Records’ All-Stars ensemble and starting a successful solo career, according to a biography on Billboard.com. He was honored with the Latin Grammy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 . He was a vocal participant in anti-drug campaigns following his own battle with addiction, El Nueva Dia reported.
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Surviving the unthinkable: Utah lineman who lost brothers, friend in car accident found solace, healing with football family | Deseret News

CRESTVIEW Usually, Ricky Bowdren and Sarena Robbins avoid asking for charity, but a recent car crash has left them no other choice. The engaged couple were in Austin, Texas March 16 when they were involved in a serious collision. Changed lives “An oncoming car crossed three lanes of traffic into our lane and hit us head on,” Sarena said on http://www.gofundme.com/7ykds4 , the couple’s fundraising website. “We saw the car coming and tried to swerve away from it, but it all happened so fast we didnt have time to move out of the way.” The other driver was at fault, according to an investigator’s opinion as recorded in a Texas peace officer’s crash report. Sarena had a shattered right hip and a fractured pelvis; Ricky’s kneecap broke in three locations. Both received multiple staples and stitches following the incident. Now, the couple are living much different lives than before the accident. Ricky said he has limited mobility and can’t bend his right leg. He uses a walking crutch to get around; Sarena uses a walker.
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Auto crash kills 31 in Lagos in 3 months – FRSC | IndepthAfrica

Sector Commander Chidi Nkwonta

when his Jaguar hit an electricity pole. The accident occurred in San Juan and was first reported by El Nueva Dia. Tristeza en PR ante fallecimiento del cantante “Cheo Feliciano en accidente de transito.(foto tomada de UnivisionPR) pic.twitter.com/iBw7X3jD3m Claribel Morales (@Claribel7) April 17, 2014 Feliciano is survived by his wife, Coco Feliciano, and four sons. 2. He Was the Only Passenger in the Vehicle RT @CARLOSCAMARGO01 : ASI QUEDO EL CARRO MODELO JAGUAR DONDE MURIO CHEO FELICIANO. pic.twitter.com/cMRLOCFT5Q 2001 OnLine (@2001OnLine) April 17, 2014 When the crash occurred on a road near Universidad Metropolitana, it was reported that Feliciano was the only passenger in the car. Billboard writes that: Officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone in his Jaguar when he hit a post before dawn Thursday in the northern suburb of Cupey. Este es el vehiculo de Cheo Feliciano en el cual murio tras chocar con un poste de tendido electrico @radioisla1320 pic.twitter.com/MCsbyOo8BP jerohim (@JerohimOrtiz) April 17, 2014 3. He Was Not Wearing a Seat Belt Fallece Jose ‘Cheo’ Feliciano al impactar su auto contra un poste de tendido electrico en Cupey Puerto Rico.
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Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78 – Yahoo News

“I thank everyone for the love they had for him.” Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning, saying, “Today, Puerto Rico lost one of its greatest voices.” U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez issued a statement calling Feliciano a treasure to Puerto Ricans and to many New Yorkers. “His music embodied the rhythm of Puerto Ricans living in New York City and his lyrics helped tell our collective story,” she said. The music community also mourned. “Cheo, my friend, I’m in so much pain. You will always be one of my heroes,” tweeted New York salsa musician Willie Colon. Cheo Feliciano was born in the southern coastal city of Ponce and formed his first band when he was about 8, playing instruments made from cans, according to a February 2000 interview he gave online music site descarga.com. Feliciano’s father struggled to find work as a carpenter, and his family moved to New York when Feliciano was a teenager. Shortly after arriving, Feliciano joined a local band as a percussionist and became friends with music giants including Tito Puente. On Oct.
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The command recorded 87 road crashes where a total number of 31 people lost their lives. Also during the period, no fewer than 160 people were also injured,he said. According to him, the command had a total number of 78 casualties in 32 crashes in January alone, 15 deaths and 63 people injured. Sector Commander Chidi Nkwonta Nkwonta stated that in February, 56 casualties were recorded in 24 crashes with 10 people killed and 46 injured. For instance in March, we recorded 57 casualties in 31 crashes where six persons lost their lives and 51 injured. He said the command inspected more than 26, 365 vehicles on the highways to ensure their road-worthiness, adding that 3, 078 motorists were also cautioned. We stopped 8,879 drivers in January, 9155 in February and 8, 331 March for road worthiness inspections, while 1,169, 1,043 and 866 drivers were also cautioned, he said. He listed the highways his men patrolled as Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, Lekki-Epe and Badagry Expressways. He stressed the need for continuous public enlightenment and rallies at motor parks rallies on road safety campaigns. Ahead of Easter festivities, the sector commander urged road users to obey traffic regulations, adding that special patrols had commenced to ensure accident-free season. Speeding, dangerous driving, and over loading of vehicles should be avoided as they cause accidents on the highways. Posted by pmnews on April 17, 2014, 3:00 pm. Filed under Metro , News . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 .
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It was crazy, said the soft-spoken but quick-witted lineman. He said the support was both a comfort and a raw reminder of what he and his family lost in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The crash, which happened on a lonely stretch of New Mexico highway during a one-week break Utah football players had before fall camp began, claimed the lives of both of Lekas brothers and one of his best friends: Polo Manukainiu, Lekas 19-year-old step-brother who was a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M; his 13-year-old brother, Andrew Lolo Uhatafe; and close friend and Trinity High teammate Gaius Keio Vaenuku, who was an incoming freshman defensive lineman for the U. Leka Uhatafe was behind the wheel and was the only one wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. The men were taking turns driving as they tried to travel the 1,200 miles from Salt Lake to their hometown of Euless, Texas, as quickly as possible. Police believe Uhatafe fell asleep, possibly waking and overcorrecting, causing the SUV to roll. The agony of what the family lost in the wake of the accident was so severe, Leka Uhatafe said he considered going back to Utah and returning just for the burial of his brothers and friend. Polynesian funerals, they go on for like a week, Leka said, adding the family was involved in fundraisers and tributes at both the local junior high, high school and the LDS community to which his parents belong.
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