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Old 03-13-2023, 05:45   #1
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Former 5th Gp Soldier Dies in Street Racing Accident

Stuff like this is just beyond words sometimes.
Posted in the event someone knew him. Prayers to his family.
A father going to his daughter’s sports event was killed during a wreck with a drag racer on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thirty-four-year-old Jacob Barnhardt died after being extricated from his vehicle, then taken to a local hospital, the New York Post reported Friday.

Drag racer speeding 100 mph kills Nashville dad on way to daughter’s game: cops https://t.co/ZD71zkRcE7 pic.twitter.com/hI3NlmXhYg

— New York Post (@nypost) March 11, 2023

The man’s girlfriend, Kate Kastle, said he finished work and was on his way to collect her two sons before going to his little girl’s softball game.

When speaking about what happened, Kastle told News Channel 5 she felt “shattered,” adding, “Jake was our world. This just isn’t fair.”

According to law enforcement, a pair of Dodge Chargers were drag racing on Clarksville Pike when one of them lost control while going 100 miles per hour.

The Charger swerved into another lane, then crashed into Barnhardt. A pickup was also involved in the crash, however the driver was not hurt.

“One of the drag racers fled the scene, while 31-year-old Patrick Ewin — who cops said was the driver who struck Barnhardt — sustained minor injuries, but was jailed on a charge of vehicular homicide by recklessness for Barnhardt’s death,” the Post article said.

Per his obituary, Barnhardt dedicated 15 years of his life to the United States Army. He served as a Special Forces Combat Medic in 5th Special Forces Group, but his family was his greatest accomplishment:

He was looking forward to being able to spend more time with his family after getting out of the Army. He grew up a class clown, and that desire to make people laugh never faded. A truly unique soul, Jake was as authentic as they come. To put into words the true essence of who Jake was is simply not possible. He served his country fearlessly, loved his family endlessly, and will be forever missed.

Street racing has apparently been a persistent issue for the community of Nashville, according to a News Channel 5 report from October.
WSMV covered it as well.
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Old 03-13-2023, 06:36   #2
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RIP Brpther, Vaya con Dios. My deepest condolences to the family
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Old 03-14-2023, 02:30   #4
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Such a damn shame... RIP SFC Barnhardt, prayers and condolences out to his family and friends..
Out of all the places I've been, this is one of'em....
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Rest In Peace. Prayers and condolences to the family and friends.

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Tragic. Condolences to his family...
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Old 03-15-2023, 10:26   #8
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RIP thoughts and prayers given...
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Old 03-15-2023, 12:11   #9
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Senseless waste of a good man.

RIP, Brother.

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Old 03-16-2023, 06:55   #10
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Worthless POS street racing kills husband, father and veteran. Doesn't seem to be any shortage of juvenile delinquents of all ages lined up to kill good people.

So sad for the wife and children.

Rest in peace.
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