Jes Metzger, who used to work as Icandy bartender, together with three of her friends was killed after a car accident last Saturday, 15th of March. The tragic incident happened on the ides of March which according to Roman tradition is associated with death. Metzger, age 26 was working with the United States Air Force assigned in the Midwest. Her passing was a great loss in the Gayborhood where she used to work.
Nine of her closest friends from Philly friends honored her memory and help Metzgers family pay for funeral by staring a fundraising campaign. This was done through GoFundMe that has already reached $4,400 a short way from their $5,000 goal. Fundraiser will follow the campaign with a Celebration of Life event on Saturday, March 23 where friends and relatives are invited to gather and share memories.
Attorney Angela Giampolo voiced out the locals remembrance of Jes as a light in LGBT community of Philadelphia. She?was such a joyful soul with the most sparkling eyes and will always be remembered and never forgotten by the community.
Organizer of the fundraiser, Tara Robertson added that Jes was little a rainbow cricket of their lives. She would light up the room when she entered bouncing with energy. She was so sweet and always concerned with the people around her. She entertained them with her amazing singing voice, and was a role model for the LGBTQ community. She had affected in a positive way so many lives.
Friends and the community are extending their sympathy and love to Metzgers family and loved ones.
The crash in Wichita over the weekend claimed four lives that affected those who knew and loved the victims.
Aside from Metzger, the other victim was identified as Victoria Daugherty. They hired a professional driver to take them out that Saturday night. The wreck happened at the Oliver Street Bridge that killed three of the women and the driver.
Daugherty was the office manager and a vital part of daily operations at Farha Roofing, a construction company located in downtown Wichita.
The third victim was identified as Sara Smith whose father died from cancer just three days before Sara passed away. Smith was just two months away from graduation at the Wichita State University.
The fourth fatality was the driver, Andrew Montgomery, age 39, who was connected with the Triple Bs Express and served as custodian at South High School.
Another passenger, still in Wesley Medical Center sustaining life-threatening injuries, is also a former Farha employee.
The companys owner is overwhelmed by the tragedy. The company is working on setting up a fund for Victoria to benefit her 4-year-old daughter. Friends of Sara have also set up a website to raise money for funeral expenses.
The accident is still under investigation. Authorities would like to discover the cause of the wreck.
Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in an accident, contact an experienced?Accident Attorney now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
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