Dennis Russell, minister at Foster Road Church of Christ in Orcutt, which the Coles family attends, said Coles was well-liked.
had some leadership qualities about him," Russell
was a person that was kind to all of us."
said that he
had spent some time with the Coles family, dealing with the aftermath of the 2004 crash.
"Damian was greatly impacted by that crash," Russell
"It's one of those things.
Why them and not me?"