Identify this Burner who died on the road home

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Identify this Burner who died on the road home

Post by Amyl » Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:11 am

Dear BRC Family
It is with great sadness that I wish to tell you about a fellow burner,who we saw die on the way home.
It was sunday at 7:00 our time about 10 miles outside of Elco Nevada.
We were driving along and saw dust rise from the side of the road. Another car had stopped and people were running out to the roadside with a first aid kit.
A light bronze SUV, possibly a GMC, had flipped end to end twice- then rolled several times before stopping.The engine was still running- there was no one inside.
Jim was first to get to her. She had been thrown about 12 ft from the car. It was a horrible site her body was broken and she was obviously dead. The other witness checked for a pulse- there was none. Then he reached in to the mangled vehicle and shut the engine off. I walked up to the car just after he had shut it off. The dark interior did not hide the amount of blood inside. I was looking underneath the car for another victim when I made the horrible discovery of her left arm on the ground. It was next to the passenger side wheel. The hand was palm down. A large skin flap from the shoulder was bunched at the top. Her arm must have been caught in the seatbelt she Obviously was not wearing and was then ripped from her body.
Nearby was her bloody bra and tshirt. A boot here, chapstick there... Another witness and myself covered her arm with what was left of the shirt that had also been ripped from her young body.
She had medium length dredded light brown hair-she was a taller girl in her early 20's. She had a blue decorated playa bike and a dark leather cowboy hat with a rolled brim.
She was headed back to Colorado from the burn and her body is being flown back to her family in New Jersey.
She had almost no camping gear ( of what was spread about the field where we found her) so,I think she must have camped with others- or slept in her car.
There was a pipe nearby.
PLEASE- Oh PLEASE, Learn from her mistake. She obviously didn't sleep enough, partied too hard and may have smoked on the way home and fell asleep at the wheel. This beautiful life with so much potential ended so horribly.
If you think you know the identity of this girl please email me. I am still very disturbed by witnessing her death. I worry about her friends who don't know what happened to her. I wish to send flowers to her funeral.
Please- remember her next time you leave Black Rock City- wear your seat belt and ask yourself- Am I too tired to drive?
Love to you all
Amyl and Jimbobwe

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Will try to help find out...

Post by wildbillsworld » Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:29 pm

I will post your message on the Colorado-BM Yahoo Group. I am a member of the group and maybe someone might know her....I can not tell you how sad that makes me! :(

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Post by Deb Harris » Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:02 pm

Hi - I live in Elko, Nevada and tonight our local newspaper had the ladies name. Her name is Kimberly J. Pisarcik from evergreen, colorado. She was 33 years old.

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Post by liebling » Tue Sep 02, 2003 9:03 pm

god. i didnt know about this until now. so very sad.

the drive home is a scary one, i agree. i do hope people think twice before attempting that road without sleep.

sad
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Post by diamondblast » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:43 am

[quote="liebling"]god. i didnt know about this until now. so very sad.

the drive home is a scary one, i agree. i do hope people think twice before attempting that road without sleep.

sad
gael[/quote]

it's awful...
any reasponsible person who is even a little bit tired, should take a few minitues to rest at the side road, even to catch a few hours of sleep :) just not to drive sleepy and get himself and who know killed....
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Post by Elderberry » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:30 pm

Plus she wasn't wearing her seat belt either. And this post is OLD.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:55 pm

yeah, 03 was a brutal year.
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Post by motskyroonmatick » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:00 pm

A tough one for me too.
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Re: Identify this Burner who died on the road home

Post by ALICEtheGOON » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:31 pm

Amyl wrote:Dear BRC Family
It is with great sadness that I wish to tell you about a fellow burner,who we saw die on the way home.
It was sunday at 7:00 our time about 10 miles outside of Elco Nevada.
We were driving along and saw dust rise from the side of the road. Another car had stopped and people were running out to the roadside with a first aid kit.
A light bronze SUV, possibly a GMC, had flipped end to end twice- then rolled several times before stopping.The engine was still running- there was no one inside.
Jim was first to get to her. She had been thrown about 12 ft from the car. It was a horrible site her body was broken and she was obviously dead. The other witness checked for a pulse- there was none. Then he reached in to the mangled vehicle and shut the engine off. I walked up to the car just after he had shut it off. The dark interior did not hide the amount of blood inside. I was looking underneath the car for another victim when I made the horrible discovery of her left arm on the ground. It was next to the passenger side wheel. The hand was palm down. A large skin flap from the shoulder was bunched at the top. Her arm must have been caught in the seatbelt she Obviously was not wearing and was then ripped from her body.
Nearby was her bloody bra and tshirt. A boot here, chapstick there... Another witness and myself covered her arm with what was left of the shirt that had also been ripped from her young body.
She had medium length dredded light brown hair-she was a taller girl in her early 20's. She had a blue decorated playa bike and a dark leather cowboy hat with a rolled brim.
She was headed back to Colorado from the burn and her body is being flown back to her family in New Jersey.
She had almost no camping gear ( of what was spread about the field where we found her) so,I think she must have camped with others- or slept in her car.
There was a pipe nearby.
PLEASE- Oh PLEASE, Learn from her mistake. She obviously didn't sleep enough, partied too hard and may have smoked on the way home and fell asleep at the wheel. This beautiful life with so much potential ended so horribly.
If you think you know the identity of this girl please email me. I am still very disturbed by witnessing her death. I worry about her friends who don't know what happened to her. I wish to send flowers to her funeral.
Please- remember her next time you leave Black Rock City- wear your seat belt and ask yourself- Am I too tired to drive?
Love to you all
Amyl and Jimbobwe



That was the ONLY thing I did not enjoy about BM . The ride in was freaking scary. Saw so many close calls ....I was shocked at how many burners took silly risks to get one or two car lengths .
frankly, I am surprised there isnt anymore accidents than there are.

chillax and enjoy the ride . Need yall in one piece :cry:

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:11 am

it amazes me how many assholes actually pass people while in an RV.

the thought of a head on with one of these behemoths is unfathomable.

the roads are deceptive, there are roaming livestock, and if you want one sure-fire way to fuck up your burn, it's crashing your car or vehicle.


the scenery is fucking GORGEOUS so slow down, drive safe, and take it all in.

the roads often do not have shoulders, so if you need to pull over, do it in an appropriate spot where this is an actual turn in.

if you make it to 445 /447 you are SO close....dont be like the Buffalo Bills and fuck it up when it is within your grasp.

the 5 minutes you save by passing recklessly is not worth it.

i have seen many crashes over the years, and i always wonder what could have been done to prevent it...

i think most of them would have not happened had there been prudence and caution applied.

so, all of you Newbs out there heed this Warning...DO NOT SPEED, THE TIME YOU SAVE IS MINUSCULE COMPARED TO THE DANGERS YOU INVITE.
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:22 am

And if given the opportunity to choose between a cow or a rabbit? It's very simple. Kill the wabbit :lol:

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Post by Homiesinheaven » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:03 pm

great advice Simon of the Playa. my friends and i stay in Reno before driving back to LA to avoid things like this. also it makes for a more pleasant drive back to the real world without people being cranky or moody. your mind does many a somersault after the burn. be careful!

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Post by mdmf007 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:48 pm

Damn this thread was over 7 months old since last post.

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Post by Barbie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:09 am

Good thing to remind people of- to slow down- and run the cute bunnies over if ya have to! Careful the cattle can kill your car & You - travel during the daytime if Possible. Sleep before you leave Exodus line could be hours long. WE All Love You and Want Everyone to arrive safe and sound to both BRC & Back! See Ya IN the DUST!







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Post by Green Wood » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:49 am

It just blows my mind on how many people don't think that seat belts can save your life. It's like these people have a phobia about wearing belts thinking that they are going to be in a accident where the belt may keep them in a burning car or something!

Yes, you are going to get behind a Truck or most likely an RV that has seen it better days 30 years ago and that is overloaded with shit. so don't pass unless its on a downhill and you can see the on-coming traffic and there is no one in front of you and the slow vehicle.

If you drive a slow vehicle, please pull over in a safe place. Know there are few safe places to do so on the road to Gerlach!

Better yet leave after monday when there is less traffic especially if you drive a slow vehicle!

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:35 pm

^^ I totally agree here. About 5 years back, maybe a bit more, I took a mini van out there. On the way out everyone was super tired and hungry, but we had already pack camp, so obviously the number one thought was on indian tacos. So we are driving the exodus, I remember how we had no AC, there was a nasty dust storm rolling through and so it was a situation where I had to roll down the windows for fresh air, but if i did we got doused with dust from the storm. I remember falling asleep for like a few minutes here and there while in the line and then my friend having to come up to the window to knock and tell me to move up another few feet in the exodus line. I figured once we got on the road I would be fine, it was just the sitting in the heat, not moving that was getting to me. So we finally reach the paved road and we are moving about 15mph or so and I nod out for like a second. I open my eyes feeling like I had been knocked out for at least a half an hour. Was in reality about 2 seconds. It was at that point I pulled over and was like fuck this shit. So we got a new driver in the seat to take us to the indian taco stands where I ate like 3 of them orgasmic tacos. After that I was all good the rest of the way home.

In the end, even though my situation didn't really present any real danger, it made me think about how many other people out there who don't stop and pullover when they get tired, or people who drive out completely under the influence, or how many people push the limits by trying to haul ass to pass cars on the road, only to see them pulled off a half a mile up the road eating tacos, or taking a piss, or whatever. Why take chances like this? People lose lives this way. Nobody wants to end up a fucking mangled body on the side of the road, and the people it happens to didn't plan on having this happen to them. So don't think your invincible when your trying to haul ass in the passing lane just to bump up one car. In the end it really doesn't save you any time anyways, and it just puts yours and lots of other peoples lives into jeopardy. Whats the point? Seriously.

Unfortunately I believe the people who really need to hear this are not members of this board.
-AJ )'(

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Post by burnfree » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:11 am

beautiful life?

anyone that drives an SUV is UGLY.

Another earth-killer bites the dust and you want me to shed a tear?

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Post by knowmad » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:39 pm

burnfree wrote:beautiful life?

anyone that drives an SUV is UGLY.

Another earth-killer bites the dust and you want me to shed a tear?
That was a Human, a fellow concious mind. you Disgusting piece of Shit! Do the planet a favor and dig a hole climb in it and decompose.
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Post by ibdave » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:55 pm

knowmad wrote:
burnfree wrote:beautiful life?

anyone that drives an SUV is UGLY.

Another earth-killer bites the dust and you want me to shed a tear?
That was a Human, a fellow concious mind. you Disgusting piece of Shit! Do the planet a favor and dig a hole climb in it and decompose.
Starting to like knowmad more and more.... 8) 8) 8)
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Post by PavementBlues » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:31 am

This post: going on seven years old and still alive.

I am amazed.

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