HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –
Relative said Jonathan Helmbold, 47, was on his method home from work early Sunday morning when his automobile was struck by a speeding chauffeur. Jonathan died at the scene.
“I’m really still in a state of shock. I cannot believe it,” Jonathan’s mama, Nancy Helmbold said. “He was loved by everybody that knew him … a very kind-hearted guy, much liked.”
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said just after 3:30 Sunday morning, a group of teenagers was driving a taken Toyota RAV4. Troopers said the chauffeur was speeding, ran a traffic signal near Pecos Road and I-215 and crashed into Jonathan’s automobile. Among the guests of the stolen sport utility vehicle was eliminated in the crash too.
Nancy said she saw the crash on the news Sunday night.
“I remember praying, as I always do. When I see these mishaps, I prayed to God my boy wasn’t included,” Nancy said.
On Monday early morning, she awakened to a message from the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace.
“I was frightened. The minute you hear ‘coroner’s workplace’ and somebody stating they wish to speak with Jonathan’s family, I understood exactly what was going on,” she added.
Nancy said the 47-year-old coached youth basketball and one day wanted to adopt a kid. He worked at Harrah’s and spent years in the Valley’s video gaming industry. Jonathan was ending up his master’s degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with hopes of mentor gaming.
“He loved teaching, he was an extremely caring man, that I enjoyed,” Nancy said.
And she said, despite the fact that she was still in shock, she took comfort in understanding that her kid understood that love.
“I told him each time I spoke to him that I enjoyed him. and he would return it. I know in my heart that he understood it when he died.”
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