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Mtn. View man killed in single-vehicle crash

Original post made on Mar 26, 2010

Mountain View resident Kyle Simpson, 21, has been identified as the victim of a fatal rollover crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Cupertino early Friday morning, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 26, 2010, 12:51 PM

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Posted by Los Altos High Alumni
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Rest In Peace Kyle. Thanks also for serving your country. Your a true patriot. We will all see you again one day until then goodbye

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Posted by Lily
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

im in shock.. i worked with him, my prayers go out to his family and friends. <3

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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm

My condolences go out to his family... he was such a great guy! We used to work together. I just can't imagine the pain the family is going through right now! I hope they find the courage and support to recover. As parents, we are always concerned about our children, sometimes they don't understand that being out late worries us deeply because we are expecting them to come home safe and sound but some don't even make it back home alive. No one wants to plan their sons's or daughter's funeral that must be horrible. This was a very tragic inccident and unfortunately the ones in pain are his family and close friends.Rip Kyle.

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Posted by The Eye
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I wonder what caused the accident?

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Posted by kristin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm

we miss you kyle!!

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Posted by BW
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Wow im in disbelief. i went to school with kyle and just found out, thats tragic. Rest in Peace Kyle. My regards to your family.

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Posted by Irvin
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I'm surprised this article doesn't provide information on this impressive young man, and perhaps the irony of his dieing in a traffic collision here 'in the states'.

The article is on the front page of Sat's Daily Post, and it certainly gave me pause.
The title of the article: "MV soldier dies in crash". (sorry, this paper is NOT online). He died only 2 days after coming home 'from the army'. He was on-leave. (It doesn't state whether he was overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan).
As readers know, one of the main reasons for death of our troops there are the improvised roadside explosives that blow up vehicles.

The article indicates it was likely fatigue.

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Posted by Loura Kobza
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Kyle, I miss you so very much. I am thinking of all the good times we shared together and the goofiness that was displayed among all of us. It is unbelievable that you won't be stopping by to call Kelly or Taylor a dumba--ever again. When I was so worried about you going into the Army you always told me "Mom don't worry, I'm coming home nothing's going to happen to me". Again I miss you kiddo....You calling me Mom instead of Loura...was so special. Your concern for the girls and your honesty with me. All the pictures on my kitchen Mac "photo booth" that you and Kelly took at different times when you were just silly and bored....the ones I'd stick my head into too sometimes. I MISS YOU!!! You and Kelly Prom two were such a good looking couple dressed up so nicely......our true religion jeans and Kel's matching jackets....BBQ's soft air guns....(lol) the list just goes on and on and on......FOREVER! You are loved and truly missed. Thank you for being in my life and being my friend as well as my children's friend!

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Posted by Shannon Ingersoll
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm

WOw I cant believe this really happened. Kyle, you will be truly missed. I will never forget our times in cooking or just hanging out with the gang. Your contagious smile, red hair, and freckles will always be missed. May you rest in peace and I hope to see you someday... you will be in our hearts and forever missed
Love~ The munchkin


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Posted by Johncarlo Bernat
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Kyle is a guy who i will never forget, we have had some fun times bro
rest in peace
we miss you and we are always thinking of you

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Posted by Los Altos Football2006
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I'll be missing you..... My brother, my friend, my partner in crime always. I love you my friend R.I.P.


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Posted by judge
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

what was he doing at 2 in the morning? nothing good ever comes of being out so late, maybe he was coming home from a club in san jose? i will be interested to see if alcohol played a part in this, toxicology reports will come soon and i bet will answer alot to this so called mystery. thank you for serving our country so bravely.

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Posted by Betty Ewing
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Dear Kyle we were suppose to get together and go out to dinner this coming week .
I am sadden by this loss we will miss you and think of your family at this time.
Lots of folks have called me about Kyles death.....Thank you
If someone can get me Peggy Simpson's phone # to give her a call
and make contact
Also anyone??? where and when is the service Thursday is there a funeral arrangment to bring food

Betty Ewing Chef Instructor Los Altos High 1997-2007

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Posted by MaR
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:33 am

I just wanted to clarify, for those who were wondering g what was he doing coming home at 2 in the morning. Kyle's civilian job was as a security guard at a local bar & grill. He was just back from leave, and earlier that day (as I am told by his fellow soldiers) an extensive workout. He was there to tell his civilian friends and coworkers the follow up of his journey. It is such a tragedy losing someone that made sure there was a smile on everyone's face! I will miss our little chats, and hanging out as well as you flashing your security flash light at me..... RIP

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Posted by LosAltosAlum06
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Kyle was an amazing person whose life was cut way too short. This is so sad. Thanks for your service, Kyle. My warmest thoughts go to Mom and brother.

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Posted by Tyler
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

to anyone that thinks it was because he was drinking this was nothing out of the ordinary for him to be out driving this late. to assume he was drinking because of the time the accident took place shows how ignorant you are.

from Tyler (Kyles Brother)

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Posted by Minette Warren
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Kyle will be missed. Speculation is all speculation is. Tyler, Ignore the Speculation, it plays no part and should not be a part of our memories. Do not be hurt or angered by specualtion. Remember Kyle as we all knew him, joyful and full of life.

Kyle, we will all, always miss you and your joy.

Minette Warren

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Posted by Chris
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I served with Kyle in Korea. I had never met him before then, but our brief time together there was enough to create a bond that continued after we came home. I remember how he arm-wrestled every one of the Koreans we were working with...and won. They loved him so much, their Sergeant Major bought him a Korean Maxim magazine to take home. He was the best PR rep the Army could ask for. It didn't matter that they couldn't communicate verbally--his smile tore down all walls. I can't believe he's gone and I miss him already. Your memorial today was awesome, man. We'll get some soju when I catch up with you.

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Posted by dAdA
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:32 pm

"He was there to tell his civilian friends and coworkers the follow up of his journey"

till 2 in the morning at a downtown san jose BAR and grill 20 miles from home? add that in with the time difference and shame on his in my opinion. he is a hero but how can you say alcohol didnt play a part? im sure he wasnt drunk but he probably had a few beers celebrating his return home (who wouldnt?) im not judging just saying his "friends" should of came closer to him and not made him drive 20 miles to man jose.

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Posted by GOD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm

To Judge & dAda -

You are both entitled to your opinions as to why Kyle was at 2:00 a.m. or what he may have eaten or drank while at the bar & grill. Unless you were with him to say exactly what he was doing, then you should keep your opinions to yourself. I know exactly what he was doing and that is all that matters.

Also, I know some people feel I took him home to early. I needed some help up here in heaven and I knew Kyle was the man for the job!!!


p.s. Don't forget what I have taught all of you.... If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all!!

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Posted by God's friend
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

whoever keeps commenting about alcohol playing a part in his crash needs to just stop. It is extremely insulting to all of Kyle's friends, family, and the man himself. Thank you *GOD* for your comment. Kyle will be a great addition to your cloud full of angels. :)

Kyle was loved by SO many people and will be missed unconditionally by those who knew him.

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