This is an extremely sad story and I hate that I’m even posting this right now. Early Saturday morning (January 9, 2016) around 3:00 a.m. in Atlanta, Georgia, there was a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of 3 men. According to reports, the driver lost control of his Audi A3 and crashed into and flipped over the concrete barrier on the Buford-Spring Connector.
The three victims, pictured below (left to right), were:
36 year old Esu Manzano
33 year old Adam Bailey
24 year old Cordel Fowler
I’d rather not post the news coverage video on here, because it does hit kind of hard once you see the scene of the crash. However, I will post the link below.
What stood out about this story was the fact that I was familiar with Cordel Fowler through Instagram. A lot of you all may know him as “Corky Dennis.” Also, I remember seeing him a few years ago at a nightclub in Atlanta while I was there for MLK Weekend. He was there with, The Boyz Next Door L.A. Star, Aaron Kodak.
According to Aaron, corky was the word that best described him.
This is just overall so very sad that these guys had to lose their lives while being so young. Let this be a reminder to all of us on how short life really is! Treat others kindly because none of us know when our last breath will be. So to everyone reading this right now, PLEASE STAY SAFE OUT THERE!
R.I.P. to Esu, Adam, and Cordel
Last night, CNN Anchor, Don Lemon payed tribute to the victims at the end of his segment on CNN. It was clear that these gentlemen were extremely loved by family, friends, and strangers throughout the nation. Like Lemon states, these guys were gone too soon.