The CCC is mourning the loss of three Fresno corpsmembers in a vehicle accident yesterday.
Justin Vanmeter, 21, Rhonda Shackelford, 20, and Serena Guadarrama,18, lost their lives while on their way to a water conservation project Tuesday morning. Three passengers were hospitalized; one has since been released.
Governor Brown released the following statement:
"Anne and I are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of these California Conservation Corps members. These three individuals had just embarked on a year of service and had so much ahead of them. Our hearts go out to their families, friends and colleagues as they mourn this tremendous loss and our thoughts are also with the others injured today."
Gov. Brown has requested that flags be flown at half-staff in their memory.