Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pro Bowler Champion Dies in California Car Crash

Photo gives credit to PBA.
Professional bowling champion Tony Reyes reportedly died from a car crash in California last Friday.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Reyes was driving his Chevrolet Trail Blazer bound north along Highway 101 at around 12:30 in the morning when he rammed into a sound wall for unknown reason. Shortly thereafter, as Reyes was stepping out of his car to check the damage incurred by his vehicle, he was hit by an approaching Jeep Liberty.

Reyes was pronounced dead at the accident scene due to severe injuries, according to CHP officer Art Montiel. Nevertheless, further investigation is still underway.

Accordingly, the driver of the jeep liberty was identified as Romero Tutop, 33-year-old, and a resident of San Jose, California. CHP officers claimed that Romero stopped at the scene and has been cooperative with the investigation.

Reyes started his 14-years career on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) in 1997. He became a sensation in 2006 when he won the tour championship in Detroit. Other than that, he also won eight regional PBA titles.

In recent seasons of the tour competition, Reyes decided to lie low to concentrate on his pro shop business and coaching.

Meanwhile, aside from his family and friends, the PBA community is likewise saddened by Reyes’ death.     In a statement, PBA Deputy Commissioners, Kirk Von Krueger and Tom Clark described Reyes as an amazing person, a good bowler with a unique talent with a gift of spreading the virtues of the game, and a wonderful friend who is liked by everyone.

Moreover, other than his family, friends, and colleagues, a Los Angeles vehicle accident lawyer here also felt sad upon hearing the pro bowler champ’s death, believing that Reyes was indeed a good player during his entire career.