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RIP Ed Reich

I was away a couple weeks ago and a friend from LI emailed me an article about a Porsche crash while I was gone, but I didn't see it until the other day and made the connection that I knew who the driver was and I knew the car.

I looked through pelican and didn't see any mention of this, but I thought it was important to post it, so apologies if this has already been mentioned.

We lost a member from the 930 family a few weeks ago. Ed Reich was a new member here, but we all know his car that he just bought, Jim Fairman's 87 930. Ed was from NY and apparently crashed his 930 in the Hamptons a few weeks ago and was killed. A friend of his was a passenger and was injured. I don't know if he is a member here.

Ed was married with 4 kids.

I don't know any details other than the articles I found online, like this one:

Updated: Police Identify Man Killed in Springs Crash | The East Hampton Star

I couldn't find any results of any investigation as to what caused the crash, so anything we speculate on is just that, pure speculation.

It hit home with me because this can happen in the blink of an eye, and we all push the car more than we should on occasion, so this is yet another wake up call for me to be careful out there. These cars are well built, but 40yr old safety technology just doesn't compare to today's. A crash in a new Camry that we would walk away from can be fatal in an old car like many of us have.

I'm just a bit younger than Ed and have basically the same car, including the old K27 turbo that used to be in Fairman's car, so I feel a connection and a sense of loss over this, even though I didn't know him.

RIP Ed. Most of us here didn't know you for long, but we still shared a passion for these cars and you will be missed.
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Very difficult to read on many levels. May peace find Ed and his family.
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Awful news. Speechless.
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It is truly terrible. Jim reached out to me a few weeks ago about this and he was pretty shaken up as to be expected. I really feel for his family and his buddy the passenger and hope he is ok.
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Really takes your breath away. Feel so bad for Ed's family. The pain of losing a family member is absolutely unbearable.

Rest in peace Ed Reich...
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RIP fellow 930 driver. Sorry it had to involve a 930. These cars are not to be taken lightly. You have to be on your A-game at all times when driving them in "anger". Be safe. Prayers go out to his family.
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Ahhh that is awful news. Eds excitement about the car was palpable in his posts.

That is tough on Jim too. My thoughts are with him as well.

Just all around sad news.
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I don't care how many times people make the comment, "at least I'd die doing what I love", never takes away the shock of it actually happening.

Sad, sad, situation.
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awful; sad & sickening... prayers for ed's family and the family of the passenger.
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This really is a shart slap for all involved; including, to some extent, for those of us on the outside - to go from super exited to have gotten a bad ass car, to killed behind the wheel of it in a little over a month is difficult to accept. Sure is a wake-up call as Jeff mentioned (and everyone is no doubt thinking).
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So sad, our cars are not for the average driver.
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So sad to have one of our family pass. I really enjoyed his excitement in buying Jim's 930. I feel terrible for Ed, his family, and Jim.

RIP, Ed
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So sad to have one of our family pass. I really enjoyed his excitement in buying Jim's 930. I feel terrible for Ed, his family, and Jim.

RIP, Ed
Same here! Egged on by Jeff (), I even floated some jackassery Ed's way and he had a laugh about it.
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So sad to have one of our family pass. I really enjoyed his excitement in buying Jim's 930. I feel terrible for Ed, his family, and Jim.

RIP, Ed
Yeah, obviously, the family is the first thing you think of, but Jim must be crushed too. Must be tough to have to deal with it for him.

We're thinking of you too Jim!
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**** - that's just tragic.
RIP Ed Reich.
Hope the passenger makes a full recovery.

Jim - thoughts to you too. You should not feel bad.
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It's tough to read posts like these. Our cars are a true joy to each of us, we know they demand respect but it only takes a second for things to go horribly wrong.
Prayers for the family and for Jim, this has to be bothering him something terrible.
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Heartbreaking.

Thanks for the strength to post this.

Prayers for healing go out to family and survivor.
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Though I sold my car, I still read the threads. This is just awful, may he Rest In Peace and Condolences to his family.
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Sad news. Hate to lose any of our brothers and sisters in our Porsche world and in general. Life is precious and in an instant our course can be changed.
My best to Ed's loved ones, a full recovery for his passenger and may he rest in peace.
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