Driver killed in fiery Diamond Bar ca...

Driver killed in fiery Diamond Bar car crash

There are 13 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Nov 13, 2009, titled Driver killed in fiery Diamond Bar car crash. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A driver died in a fiery car crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar this morning, forcing the closure of all eastbound lanes for about an hour.

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Redmond, WA

#1 Nov 13, 2009
RIP. so sad

Santa Ana, CA

#2 Nov 13, 2009
Your life was important and you are still important. Your music led you down the right path and may your love of music keep your friends and family at peace. No one every really dies, but we are transformed into something else greater. See you Zach, it was cool knowing you for the short time I did.
Anna LaBrada

Colton, CA

#3 Nov 13, 2009
hey played music from his heart. he was a great friend. he is in a better place with god. he will be playing his sax up in the heavens.

i love you man.....
Andrew Yip

Covina, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2009
Rest in peace Zach. That 57/60 freeway merge area is very dangerous..
Andrea Liebhaber

Colton, CA

#5 Nov 13, 2009
RIP Zach :[

Since: Jun 09


#6 Nov 13, 2009
Poor Zach. Can any of his friends give us more information on him or what happened?
That freeway is so scary at night. I dozed off for a few seconds on the 57 once late at night, and I was very lucky to have stayed on the road.
RIP Zach.

Lytle Creek, CA

#7 Nov 14, 2009
His name was Zach Headden. You can read more about him at the Pacific Crest Drum Corps website. Sharp mind, incredibly bright kid. He will be sorely, sorely missed.
Andrew Y

Covina, CA

#8 Nov 14, 2009
November 13, 2009 - Pacific Crest Drum Major, Zachary Headden, was killed early this morning in an auto accident in Diamond Bar, California.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:45 AM, as Zach and another PC Alumnus, Armando Duenas, were driving home from a performance in San Diego with the Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble.

His father, Robert Headden, called Executive Director Stuart Pompel within hours of the accident. "I am shocked and deeply saddened about this," said Pompel in a communication to the Pacific Crest Family of members, alumni, staff, board, and volunteers. "The entire Pacific Crest family is stunned, and when corps members call me, I'm asking that they get together to support one another during this incredibly difficult time."

Armando is in stable condition at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to his sister. He suffered some broken bones and lacerations, and may be undergoing surgery today or tomorrow.

Pompel will stay in contact with Mr. Headden about plans for Zach's memorial service, and will post the information to the Pacific Crest Web site and notify the PC Family.
From Drum Corp International
From the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Website

West Covina, CA

#9 Nov 14, 2009
Rip Zack

Perris, CA

#10 Nov 14, 2009
RIP Zack, what a shame. Sounds like a great kid.
Eric R Woodruff

Corona, CA

#11 Nov 15, 2009
Free Memorial Concert in memory of Zachary Headden hosted by Better Chemistry Saturday November 21st. Donations will be accepted for the recovery of Armando Duenas. This event will be held at T. Phillip's in downtown La Verne, Ca. 2335 D. Street 8pm.
Eric R Woodruff

Corona, CA

#12 Nov 15, 2009
Better Chemistry has unfortunately been struck by a recent tragedy involving members of the group. The group has decided to perform a memorial concert in memory of Zachary Headden and will be accepting donations to aid in the recovery of Armando Duenas. Any contribution will be greatly accepted and given directly to Armando's Mother.

Since: Jun 09


#13 Nov 15, 2009
Such a tragedy :( RIP Zach

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