Centereach man dies after car vaults into river

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A car vaulted into the water at a Kings Park dock early Saturday, killing the driver, a Centereach man, police said.
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chris

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Mar 15, 2008
 
i knew this guy hes my neighboor and was my teacher...great guy.....RIP.
CHS 2000

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Mar 15, 2008
 
Went to high school with Ryan. My thought are with his family.
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Mar 15, 2008
 
Anyone think that perhaps the park and ramp should be more clearly marked? There isn't even a sign saying "road ends". Cmon' Smithtown.
very sad

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Mar 15, 2008
 
It's a shame what has happened. I also went to high school with Ryan. He was always smiling... a very nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Hole in the world

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#10
Mar 15, 2008
 
Ryan, may you rest in peace, Robert PLEASE be out there ... I know the chances are slim but we WONT give up
-please don't make comments unless you are remembering the victim(s)
Holbrook Rd/Dawnwood/CHS Forever
THAT RAMP SHOULD BE MARKED OFF
Devastated

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#11
Mar 15, 2008
 
This is such a shame.. Ryan was a good friend of mine from school and work. It's obvious some things were kept out of the article as Ryan was not the driver, he was the passenger. I too am praying for his family as well as Rob's family. Rob I am praying for you...please make it.

My prayers are for his family and friends...we miss you.
longislander

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Mar 16, 2008
 
does anyone know if ryan had a younger brother zach
Moving Out

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Mar 16, 2008
 
WOODY from ST JAMES wrote:
<quoted text>SORRY FOR YOUR CONFUSION....I WAS ''NOT'' POKING FUN AT CENTEREACH....I WAS POKING FUN AT SMITHTOWN & THEIR STUPID RULES FOR NOT SHARING OUR BEACHES & GOD GIVEN PARKS WITH OTHERS....PLEASE UNDERSTAND.
That sounds much better- thanks for clarifying.
WE LOVE YOU

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Mar 16, 2008
 
WE LOVE YOU RYAN AND ROB
Elicia

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#18
Mar 16, 2008
 
omq that wasz my teacher...
riip-mr.colvin
love you
WOODY from ST JAMES

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Mar 16, 2008
 
Moving Out wrote:
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That sounds much better- thanks for clarifying.
THE REST OF YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT ME ARE UN-CALLED FOR, & UNTRUE. PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!!!
So Confused

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#22
Mar 16, 2008
 
who's rob?
NEVER WILL BE FORGOTTEN

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Mar 16, 2008
 
THESE GUYS WERE MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS. THEY WERE FAMILY. WE MISS THEM VERY MUCH. THEY WERE ALWAYS HAPPY AND LOVED EVERYONE. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, ALWAYS REMEMBERED, NEVER FORGOTTEN! R.I.P RYAN AND ROB.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO BOTH FAMILIES.
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Mar 16, 2008
 
dont any of you dare slander his name he was a good man i knew him, he was good man and a great teacher and he will be missed
UNREAL

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#29
Mar 16, 2008
 
To all the people that are trashing Ryan & Rob.. you don't know the circumstances whatsoever behind the accident... they weren't drinking at the dock at all. They were on their way back home and obviously took a wrong turn not realizing they were going down this type of road (Maybe there should be some signs or barriers up especially since there are no lights on the road). And even if the reports come back that there was alcohol in their systems, that does not make them bad people. How many people drive while intoxicated all the time? It was simply an accident. Also, if the call was put in at 350 why didn't anything get recovered until 735? Something should have been done earlier than that. Rob- I'm praying for a miracle for you, you were able to get out of the car and I know you were strong enough to try and swim to shore... I love you both and all my thoughts go out to both of your families.
centereach

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#30
Mar 16, 2008
 
all u people r fu*ked up cracking jokes at a dead persons tradegy its a tradegy lives were takin its not a joke no one knows what happened and until we get real answers there should be no joking or making it a laughing matter and yes there is still someone not found so be a human being and respect the situation for the people and family of the lost r.i.p
Miracle Please God

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#31
Mar 16, 2008
 
Thank you- thats the type of post I needed to see- These were sons, brothers, cousins, and cherished friends. Still praying for Robert's safe return.
-As a friend, we know these are two good boys, no matter what anyone says. They were just trying to find their way home.
A Friend in GA

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#32
Mar 16, 2008
 
I have known Ryan and his family for many years. Ryan is my son's best friend. To all that knew him this is a devastating loss. We grieve for him and his loving family. May God grant them the strength to find peace in his loss. I will always remember the sweet little boy who grew into a wonderful young man. May God bless Ryan Colvin and his family and friends. We will cherish our memories of Ryan forever.
Centereach

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#33
Mar 16, 2008
 
are you people serious wrote:
when will anyone accept responsibility for their own actions?
c'mon 4:00AM in the butt end of King's Park driving at a high rate of speed down a dead end street?
wait till the tox screen comes back and you find out he was high or drunk
He wasn't driving, he was the passenger. So just step back and let those who knew him, and his families mourn.

There's no need to try and slander him, it's nothing more than ignorance.

Ryan and Rob were good people, accidents happen. I stopped by that place earlier today and there's no barrier or anything, the road just continues straight into the river.

There should at least be speed bumps or even a gate to block that portion of the road off.
stop it

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#34
Mar 16, 2008
 
are you people serious wrote:
when will anyone accept responsibility for their own actions?
c'mon 4:00AM in the butt end of King's Park driving at a high rate of speed down a dead end street?
wait till the tox screen comes back and you find out he was high or drunk
youre a jerk!! that was my brother and you dont know him at all so screw off.... everyone that knows him knew that he was smart and would never do that so screw off and think about what you say.... only post comments to remember my brother not to make fun or point fingers RIP ryan i love you

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