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Old 04-10-05, 12:09 PM
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R.I.P. Raymond Yeo

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Old 04-10-05, 03:14 PM
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The first time I saw Raymond Yeo, I was passing TPS on my way to Pan American Tire to have a tire replaced on my Dodge. No more than 5 minutes later, I would see him for the last time as his car careened into a Chevrolet Suburban.

I was standing at the counter of Pan-American, waiting for service, when we all heard the roar of an engine, a BOV, and then the screech of tires. I turned around just in time to see the moment of impact. Raymond did not suffer. When we all ran the 25 feet or so from the office to the scene of the accident, Raymond was already dead. He was not moving, did not respond to our calls, and was positioned very awkwardly.

He was not wearing his seatbelt.

My condolences go out to this man and his family. He had a nice ride, and he seemed to enjoy it.

I am still trying to get over the fact that I witnessed a man's violent death. It is so incredibly disturbing for me.
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Originally Posted by RoninAutoBoX
The first time I saw Raymond Yeo, I was passing TPS on my way to Pan American Tire to have a tire replaced on my Dodge. No more than 5 minutes later, I would see him for the last time as his car careened into a Chevrolet Suburban.

I was standing at the counter of Pan-American, waiting for service, when we all heard the roar of an engine, a BOV, and then the screech of tires. I turned around just in time to see the moment of impact. Raymond did not suffer. When we all ran the 25 feet or so from the office to the scene of the accident, Raymond was already dead. He was not moving, did not respond to our calls, and was positioned very awkwardly.

He was not wearing his seatbelt.

My condolences go out to this man and his family. He had a nice ride, and he seemed to enjoy it.

I am still trying to get over the fact that I witnessed a man's violent death. It is so incredibly disturbing for me.
damn man i feel for ya

suxx that it has to happen this way

RIP brotha
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Old 04-10-05, 09:38 PM
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RIP to a fellow enthusiast....
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Old 04-11-05, 12:00 PM
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Can't remember my supra forum log in info to read that thread. Who hit who? Sounds like either he lost control or someone pulled out in front of him.

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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localn...fatal_0410.html

Souped-up car blamed in fatal crash

Sunday, April 10, 2005

WEST PALM BEACH Raymond Yeo's license plate said it all: 563-HP. 563 horsepower.

He had a love of giant engines that may have sped him to his death Saturday.Police say the Lake Worth man gunned his turbocharged Toyota Supra as he left a specialty garage. Yeo lost control of the car just a block away and crashed head-on into a Chevrolet Suburban carrying six people.

Yeo, 56, died at the scene. The Suburban occupants three adults and three children suffered mostly bumps and bruises. One adult with a broken arm required surgery, police said.

The 11 a.m. accident, just south of Belvedere Road on South Dixie Highway, blocked the road as police investigated.

Hours later, they took Yeo's body from his car, removed his valuables and loaded the body into a van.

Karl Seifel, a traffic homicide investigator, said he believes Yeo's Supra was at fault in the collision. "He was definitely pushing the gas," Seifel said.

Witnesses said they saw the Supra begin to fishtail before it swerved into the oncoming Suburban.

Jaime Boss, 24, an employee of a tire store nearby, said the Supra sped up too quickly after leaving the garage.

"It's a matter of having respect for the power of the motor, because the rear-end will just break loose," Boss said.

Yeo had just left Total Performance & Service, a garage where cars are transformed into racers. Owner Mary McCollum said Yeo had come in the morning to check out a computer system.

She described him as polite, proper gentleman. He was on his way home to do painting his wife had asked him to do, she said.

McCollum heard the blowoff valve blast as Yeo sped away.

"I tell the 18-year-olds: Keep it off the streets. Take it to the track," McCollum said. "Maybe I should tell the older guys too."

A Yeo family member was too upset to comment.
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damn, what a waste.

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damn, what a waste. The supra in the picture was messed up.

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Raymond was a stand up guy, the 2 times I talked with him he was nothing but a gentleman.
One of those enthusiasts that will be sorely missed, not just in the supra community, but anyone he ever came into contact with.
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R.I.P.

Don't know him but feel very bad. My prayers go out to his wife and family. Be careful guys. Supras are safer than our cars.......
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me and my roomates saw him at meroso like 2 weeks ago he was very nice and got into a discussion with my roomate about my roomies supra and his its a shame he passed on.

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Old 04-13-05, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by sweatit93fd
me and my roomates saw him at meroso like 2 weeks ago he was very nice and got into a discussion with my roomate about my roomies supra and his its a shame he passed on.

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i also say him at MOROSO......he was telling me about how he wanted to come to a few of the meets..
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