A Brazilian man and his devoted canine journey companion died tragically in a automobile accident simply days earlier than finishing the highway journey of a lifetime.
Jesse Kozechen, an Instagram influencer and self-proclaimed wanderer, was 29 years outdated on the time of the accident. He and his Golden Retriever, Shurastey, died instantly on impression.
The adventurous duo was nearing the completion of a lifelong dream: to journey, by automobile, throughout the US, from Brazil to Alaska. On the time of the accident, the pair had simply packed up camp in Oregon and had been making ready to drive into Canada. The journey was jokingly named “Shurastey or Shuaigow,” a play on “Ought to I Keep or Ought to I Go?.”
The pair had been touring in a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle and had been tenting in a “pop-up” tent connected to the automobile’s roof. The pair had tried this journey as soon as earlier than, however their plans had been foiled in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because of restrictions on border entry. By all accounts, these two vagabond souls had been destined to journey the world collectively. Shurastey adored Jesse, and the sensation was mutual, in accordance with Kozechen’s household.
The accident occurred when Kozechen tried to move a line of stopped vehicles. As an alternative, he unknowingly swerved immediately into oncoming visitors and collided with a Ford Escape that contained one girl and one little one. In keeping with all sources, the motive force is at present hospitalized however anticipated to make a full restoration. The kid suffered no accidents.
Kozechen and Shurastey had been killed immediately, and images taken on the scene present their notorious Volkwagen utterly destroyed. Although, as tragic as this accident was for all concerned, Kozechen’s family and friends discover it a becoming tribute to their bond that the pair crossed the rainbow bridge collectively.
Kozechen as soon as stated about Shurastey in an Instagram publish: “My finest pal, my accomplice and my finest firm.. with out you I might be too lonely to dwell on this earth, fortunate for me to have the ability to see the love inside your eyes once you look again at me!”
Members of Kozechen’s group have proven love and help to the household in some ways. Some have shared candy phrases on the pair’s Instagram or have donated cash to the household for funeral prices. Others have created stunning artworks depicting the 2 as they are going to be remembered: journey buddies till the very finish.
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