Memorial fund for accident victims’ families

| 11/11/2003

The California Moving and Storage Association and Rebel Van Lines are seeking help for the families of four men killed in a tragic trucking accident Oct. 9.

The CMSA has set up a memorial fund for the families of a Rebel Van Lines owner-operator and his three helpers – James Hernandez, James Glasper, Jeffery Davis and Clifton Crymes.

Hernandez, a 25-year veteran driver, lost control of his truck and crossed several lanes of traffic, going up over the concrete freeway median divider before crashing into an oncoming vehicle containing two people. All six individuals died.

It is possible that another vehicle pulled in front of the moving van, causing Hernandez to lose control of his rig, according to a CMSA statement.

Contributions will be accepted through Dec. 12. Funds will be given to the families of the four movers during the holiday season.

Donations for the families should be made out to Movers Memorial Fund and mailed CMSA’s accounting firm: Montgomery Niemeyer Co., 114 West Lime Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016.

Rebel Van Lines is a member of CMSA.

--by René Tankersley, feature editor

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