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RIP Willyswanter :(

This was posted in willyswanter's thread. I was wondering if this is a sick joke or somebody knows what is up. His truck was sweet and he did awesome fab work. If this is true the 4x4 community is losing alot of great minds this year.:(:mad3:

I am very sorry to say that there was a tragic accident today/tonight (8/23/07) on the Rubicon run that ended Jasons life. This is 2 wheeling brothers in less than 2 weeks. RIP Jason.
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Post up some info man, this is fucking tragic:(

Wheeling world has truly lost some of the greatest this year:(

No shit. I posted here as I thought more would see it that had some info. I haven't found anything else besides the norcalbigdawgs thread.

All I can say is his last activity here was Aug 22
And on ColoradoK5 it was Aug 21st.
Seems like he would of been on here if this was a joke which i doubt it is . :(
 

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This was just posted on ColoradoK5

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I'm afraid that it's going to turn out to be true...

I am waiting on a call from Scott (4x4HIGH) to get more details...apparently he was the one that got the call from the police late that night. His number was in Jason's cell phone list, so he got the call.

Jason was up at the Rubicon with a few other NorCal club members (Ryan, Kevin, etc). There is no word on the NCBD site from any of them yet. If it's true, they are probably very busy trying to figure out how to deal with Jason's truck/trailer and offroad rig and how to get it back to Bakersfield.

I can't even imagine being in that situation, especially since this Rubicon trip was supposed to be a memorial trip to remember Noel who we just lost from our club less than 2 weeks ago.
 

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Its the same Willyswanter from here (goes by Willyswanter and Crewcabroller) and he went to the Rubicon. His truck wasn't finished so he threw a radiator in his other truck and drove up. I think he was riding with Kyle (bggrnchevy) on the trail. Jason was going to be filming (Desolate Canyon Productions).
 

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Its the same Willyswanter from here (goes by Willyswanter and Crewcabroller) and he went to the Rubicon. His truck wasn't finished so he threw a radiator in his other truck and drove up. I think he was riding with Kyle (bggrnchevy) on the trail. Jason was going to be filming (Desolate Canyon Productions).
Yeah it is the same guy. But read all the info posted.
 

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Dont even really know what to say. far too many people have been taken this year. Our thoughts/prayers are with you. Never met him in person but you follow a guys build or read enough of his posts and you feal like you know him. :(
 

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This is horrible.

I had a chance to wheel with Jason this year and he was a geniunely nice person. He will be missed.

One of the other threads said that he drowned. Is this true? Either way it sucks.

Another thread:
http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214753
 

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I'm sorry to say but it is very true.

I got a call from the Eldorado County Sheriffs office last night telling me that Jason Payne had drowned on the Rubicon. They were looking for his parents phone number and thought since they found my name and number on him that i may have had it. That's all the info i have at the moment. I'll updat if i hear anything more.
Here is what was said for the lazy.
 

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Oh man..... dont know what to say. He was such a great guy. Ive got BigGrnChevys cell number if anyone needs to get ahold of him for any reason if thats who he was riding with. PM me.


RIP Jason, you will be missed :(
 

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RIP :( Very sad. As a fellow Big Dawg I had wheeled with Jason a few times (Noel I only met once). I don't even know what to say:(
 
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