“Allen Haughay Jr. had a lot going for him,” Lisa Fernandez reports for The Mercury News. “The outgoing, 48-year-old software engineer known to everyone as ‘Skip’ worked at his dream job designing iPods for Apple and owned a 3-acre ranch in Morgan Hill filled with horses, pigs and two miniature donkeys. And his friends said he seemed to be beating the cancer he was diagnosed with in the spring.”
“Saturday evening, Haughay was riding his horse, Regal Bull, over to a neighbor’s mariachi party on Hale Avenue with a handful of friends. At about 8:20 p.m., Haughay and Bull were struck by a 2004 GMC pickup truck,” Fernandez reports. “Haughay was flung from his horse’s back onto a parked Ford, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sgt. Adam Rodriguez said Haughay suffered major head injures and was flown by helicopter to Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His horse died, too, and friends hope to cremate Regal Bull and bury the ashes with Haughay’s remains.”
Fernandez reports, “Rodriguez said the driver of the GMC has not been arrested. The CHP is now investigating whether the driver didn’t see Haughay and his horse on the road, or whether the horse had suddenly darted out onto Hale Avenue south of Kalana Avenue, just about a half-mile away from Haughay’s home.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: RIP, Skip.
Life is fragile.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs, June 12, 2005
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iCupertinoMDN” for the heads up.]