A Brazilian man and his devoted canine journey companion died tragically in a automobile accident simply days earlier than finishing the highway journey of a lifetime.

Jesse Kozechen, an Instagram influencer and self-proclaimed wanderer, was 29 years previous on the time of the accident. He and his Golden Retriever, Shurastey, died instantly on influence.


The adventurous duo was nearing the completion of a lifelong dream: to journey, by automobile, throughout the United States, from Brazil to Alaska. At the time of the accident, the pair had simply packed up camp in Oregon and have been making ready to drive into Canada. The journey was jokingly named “Shurastey or Shuaigow,” a play on “Should I Stay or Should I Go?.”

The pair have been touring in a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle and have been tenting in a “pop-up” tent connected to the automobile’s roof. The pair had tried this journey as soon as earlier than, however their plans have been foiled firstly of the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of restrictions on border entry. By all accounts, these two vagabond souls have been destined to journey the world collectively. Shurastey adored Jesse, and the sensation was mutual, based on Kozechen’s household.


The accident occurred when Kozechen tried to go a line of stopped vehicles. Instead, he unknowingly swerved instantly into oncoming site visitors and collided with a Ford Escape that contained one girl and one little one. According to all sources, the motive force is presently hospitalized however anticipated to make a full restoration. The little one suffered no accidents.

Kozechen and Shurastey have been killed immediately, and photographs taken on the scene present their notorious Volkwagen utterly destroyed. Though, as tragic as this accident was for all concerned, Kozechen’s family and friends discover it a becoming tribute to their bond that the pair crossed the rainbow bridge collectively.


Kozechen as soon as mentioned about Shurastey in an Instagram put up: “My best friend, my partner and my best company.. without you I would be too lonely to live on this earth, lucky for me to be able to see the love inside your eyes when you look back at me!”

Members of Kozechen’s neighborhood have proven love and help to the household in some ways. Some have shared candy phrases on the pair’s Instagram or have donated cash to the household for funeral prices. Others have created stunning artworks depicting the 2 as they are going to be remembered: journey buddies till the very finish.



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