ohhh Man That is terrible news!!
Don and all who knew him,
So sorry to hear this ugly news. what misfortune...
He was truly a character with a huge spirit.
Always had an amazing story to tell, often lately about getting shot or nearly blown up in numerous tours of duty...
He understood real risks and adventure. from what I knew of him he lived a very active and adventurous life. So you could say his life was very full and well lived, but I know he had lots more living to do.
So this is truly sad!
too many really good paddlers have died on the roads...
I would love to float a river to remember Jim Matthews if it could get organized.