Several years ago, I blogged about looking for the exact spot on Highway 95, near the NV-CA state line, where the comedian Sam Kinison died after a head-on collision with a drunk driver in 1992. My search was confounded because there is no monument - not even a roadside cross - to mark the spot.
Belatedly, I discovered a Web Site where the spot was described as being exactly four miles north of Interstate 40, where the state police marked the accident site, as they usually do with accidents, with white paint sprayed on the pavement to mark the locations of the cars. That gave me something to look for. But would the paint still be on the roadway 17 years later?
Exactly four miles north of Interstate 40, sure enough, there were white marks on the pavement. But was this the right spot? The marks looked less like spray paint and more like thick white goop that had fallen out of the back of a truck. I looked around for telltale car debris, but aside from a shredded tire at the road's edge, and some other unrelated junk, there were no certain relics to rely upon.
Well, probably close enough......