OB Mourns Its Son – Kyle Witkowski

by on January 7, 2015 · 8 comments

in Life Events, Ocean Beach

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFundraiser Set Up for Kelli Winn Injured in Crash

Kyle WitcomskiOcean Beach is mourning the loss of one of its young sons, Kyle Witkowski, who died in the crash of his car off Sunset Cliffs during the early hours of Saturday, January 3rd. Kyle, who was 28, never made it out of his car when his Tahoe crashed through the guardrail, fence and dropped to the rocky shore below.

A memorial has been set up around a public bench at the fateful intersection, Bacon and Coronado in OB – right on the cliffs.  Heartfelt notes, many flowers and candles drape the site. Bouquets of flowers adorn the nearby chainlink fence. The ocean below continues without hesitation at the loss of human life on its doorstep.

Kyle, a totally local guy, grew up in OB, surfing the beach and Sunset Cliffs all his life. His family and friends are completely devastated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeanwhile a fundraiser has been set up for  Kelli Winn who luckily survived the crash. It’s on gofundme – see photo above. Kelli is a local and works  at Cafe Bella and Pizza Port in OB.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Keri January 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

RIP Dear Friend. Kyle we Love you- as I know Miss Winn will as well… We are so grateful to have Kelli here with us today. Do not Judge ANYONE unless you have been in their shoes. We must come together with love for our friends and family of these 2 beautiful people. I understand the circumstances of this accident are horrific to make sense of but people make mistakes and it is not our job to announce what is or is not of a situation.


Julie q January 7, 2015 at 10:26 pm

My prayers are with both families and friends of Kelli and Kyle. I’ve only met Kelli at Cafe Bella and her soul is kind and joyful.


Alex Alexander January 8, 2015 at 12:26 am

Well Said.


anon January 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Yes it was…


editordude January 8, 2015 at 8:17 am

There was unfortunately a single negative comment, which I have removed. Any responses to that will not be posted. We apologize for its publication, and have to say that we cannot be at the website station 24/7.


claudia jack January 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Reaching for Peaceful Memories for Kyle (RIP) As each one of us reach for the memory touch your Heart~~ Also sending Positive OB Energy for Kelli to Heal>> claudiaj


Cindy Whitehawk January 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

I sit here crying once again over the horrific loss of Kyle and injuries to Kelli. The ripples are felt deeply even in far away Hawaii. Love and hugs to all!


Frank Gormlie January 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

Kyle Witcomski hat are now on sale in OB to help Kyle Witkowski’s family. They are being sold at OB Surf Shop, Hodads, & Ace Tattoo. The come in assorted colors for $15.00. Kyle was the young OBcean who died in a car accident around New Year’s. The OB Rag will do a notice if there is any public memorial or paddle out in Kyle’s honor.


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