Live Oak teen dies in off-road accident in Monterey County

There are 18 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 16, 2008, titled Live Oak teen dies in off-road accident in Monterey County. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A19-year-old Live Oak man died about 11 p.m. Friday after he crashed his vehicle while driving at high speeds through a field in Prunedale.

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Hugh

Novato, CA

#28 Nov 18, 2008
Driving at high speeds through a field late at night!?...It's trajic....but even the 'not-too-bright' can provide a lesson: Buckle up.
james grace

United States

#29 Nov 18, 2008
ethug... your a punk.
ripkeil

Santa Cruz, CA

#30 Nov 18, 2008
so, to clarify everything, keil was a kid just having fun... it was the friend (driving the atv)'s car he was following(aka NOT STOLEN!!!), and it was a car that was very hard to control and, yes he probably shouldnt have been driving it. but i dont care what anyof you think you know, but keil was reckless and wild and lived life to its fullest. stop talking negative about someone who did no negative to ANYONE!! i love keil and so did everyone else who ever knew who he was. may he rest in peace<3 nlc

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Since: Aug 08

SANTA CRUZ

#31 Nov 20, 2008
ripkeil wrote:
so, to clarify everything, keil was a kid just having fun... it was the friend (driving the atv)'s car he was following(aka NOT STOLEN!!!), and it was a car that was very hard to control and, yes he probably shouldnt have been driving it. but i dont care what anyof you think you know, but keil was reckless and wild and lived life to its fullest. stop talking negative about someone who did no negative to ANYONE!! i love keil and so did everyone else who ever knew who he was. may he rest in peace<3 nlc
AMEM
Matt

Nottingham, UK

#32 Nov 25, 2008
We live in england and have known keil his whole life please don't talk trash about this awesome person, every time i met him he was so much fun our love to all his family and friends rest in peace, god bless you and all you messaging for the right reasons.
Preachers Kid

Santa Cruz, CA

#33 Nov 25, 2008
Teenagers are all "invincible" it is amazing any of us made it out of our teens!

I am heartbroken for the family-there is no replacing a lost child, grandson, nephew, brother,
I hope and pray that you can find comfort in the times spent together and that there is some peace in knowing the passing from the physical world was quick and virtually painless and when you sense him near-it is because he is really there
with you.
theasters

Soquel, CA

#34 Nov 25, 2008
He's too young. R.I.P. Keil Kopecky. I just really hope Kai, Amber, his whole family and friends will be okay very soon.
It's a very hard thing to deal with. I just lost someone close, too.

xo<3
Preachers Kid

Santa Cruz, CA

#35 Nov 25, 2008
theasters wrote:
He's too young. R.I.P. Keil Kopecky. I just really hope Kai, Amber, his whole family and friends will be okay very soon.
It's a very hard thing to deal with. I just lost someone close, too.
xo<3
sorry about your loss. I ts difficult to lose someone, and even when you think you are fine grief can just creep up sometimes feeling as if there is no real reason (even after a long time has passed-grief has no time table)

there have been several deaths up in that area. I wish youth would not drive up there
Bre Bre

United States

#36 Nov 25, 2008
He was a good friend and he was always happy. Keil growing up with you was the best times of my life, you were a true friend and you were like a brother to me. I will always miss you no matter what. R.I.P. Keil <3
Bre Bre

United States

#37 Nov 25, 2008
and I am from Santa Cruz Not Oakland
chalupa

United States

#38 Dec 3, 2008
rip keil he was a good person
Roy

San Francisco, CA

#39 May 31, 2009
Keil just rolled a jeep on a high elevated farm road. I miss him more today.

He was a great person, an artist, son, brother lover. He was just beginning to unfold.
live oak local

Napa, CA

#40 Mar 15, 2011
was just thinking about keil today, may he rest in peace. he was truly a nice and generous person, i hope his family is doing better
Mike

Santa Cruz, CA

#41 Jun 20, 2011
3 yrs and i find this post! I feel ashamed to post this late, but must express my feelings on how awsome of a person keil was, his soul definitally lives on and dominates wherever the after life is, never bad talk this man, he was wise beyond his age and a genuinely good person to his friends and family... my love and best wishes to family and friends...RIP keil Kopecky
Take your own advice SCLo

Santa Cruz, CA

#42 Jun 20, 2011
Message to SCLocalboy:

You're getting all self-righteous on this case because you knew the guy, and your telling people "not to talk smack about someone they know nothing about"?

...but last year when some poor guy got stabbed at a birthday party, you posted "happy B-day stick stick stick oopsee".

Take you own advice dude.
hi my name is ryan conlan

Prairie Du Sac, WI

#43 Aug 11, 2011
ripkeil wrote:
so, to clarify everything, keil was a kid just having fun... it was the friend (driving the atv)'s car he was following(aka NOT STOLEN!!!), and it was a car that was very hard to control and, yes he probably shouldnt have been driving it. but i dont care what anyof you think you know, but keil was reckless and wild and lived life to its fullest. stop talking negative about someone who did no negative to ANYONE!! i love keil and so did everyone else who ever knew who he was. may he rest in peace<3 nlc
hi my name is ryanconlan and i was with keil when he died i was on the atv in front of him. he was my best friend and even tho it is 2011 i still dont know how to handle his deth i still dream about it and wake up in a sweat. i still see him every where i go. every thing i do is in honor of him. i would have been the 1 in that jeep if he were no there andstill i would trade placesw with him with a second thought. he was the best frend i have ever known and i miss him more than anything in the world may he go to the after life in the same way he lived his life to the best it could have been lived. thank you for this comment i would really like to know who you are because you seem to have known him well.
Nlc

United States

#44 Nov 18, 2011
hi my name is ryan conlan wrote:
<quoted text>hi my name is ryanconlan and i was with keil when he died i was on the atv in front of him. he was my best friend and even tho it is 2011 i still dont know how to handle his deth i still dream about it and wake up in a sweat. i still see him every where i go. every thing i do is in honor of him. i would have been the 1 in that jeep if he were no there andstill i would trade placesw with him with a second thought. he was the best frend i have ever known and i miss him more than anything in the world may he go to the after life in the same way he lived his life to the best it could have been lived. thank you for this comment i would really like to know who you are because you seem to have known him well.
Hey ryan my name is nikki cavanaugh... You are not alone in your thoughts of keil.my good friend and I still speak of him every time were together.its hard to grasp for sure. I wish you luck in your healing/ remembrance of his death...
shawndra ramsey

Paradise, CA

#45 Mar 4, 2013
Just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear that this happened to him. I went to elementary school with him and happened to run across a class photo of him when we were kids. my fondest memory of him is all of us girls laughing about how keil drew pictures of these naked ladys in class. lol we had to have been in about 3rd grade. while looking for him on facebook I found out about his death. so sad I could not share this memory with him like I wanted. i am sure he is in a better place and with how so many speak of him it sounds like he turned out a good kid. RIP and to all that are still healing i pray you never blame yourself. god works in mysterious ways. if you would like to see the picture here is the link.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

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