A former Chino Hills family known locally as the RV Gypsies was involved in a car crash in Colorado that claimed the life of the father and older son, and left the mother and younger son with serious injuries.
Robert Streett, 52, and 16-year-old son Robby, were killed in the July 21 head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of the La Plata County line when their 2017 Honda SUV was struck by a 2013 Nissan that had hydroplaned into the opposite lanes of traffic according to Colorado State Patrol officials.
Josslyn Streett, 49, was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood and 14-year-old Sawyer Streett was taken to Mercy Regional Center in Durango, officials said.
Mr. Streett died at the scene and Robby was pronounced dead a short time later at Mercy Regional.
The Nissan’s driver, identified as Anthony Rodriguez, 36, of Mancos, Colo., was taken to the Durango hospital. His condition was not released by authorities.
Investigators believe speed was a factor and that all five people were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected.
The Streetts left Chino Hills in 2007 to embark on a 31,000-mile, 14-month and 24-state trip in a $50,000 truck and $70,000 42-foot customized fifth-wheel trailer as they looked for a new home.
They ended up in the small farming community in Sequim, Washington in early 2009. Mr. Streett, a Cal Poly Pomona graduate, owned Clear Water Bidet in Carlsborg and was an active member of the Sequim community.
Robby, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and a golfer, was set to begin his junior year at Sequim High School this fall, and start taking classes at Peninsula College to get a head start on an associate’s degree.
He was an honor roll student.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Mrs. Streett and Sawyer at www.gofundme.com/street-family-support-fund.
More than $33,000 of a $45,000 goal had been donated as of Friday morning.