Victim recalled as being focused on friends, family |

Victim recalled as being focused on friends, family

Between his work as a UPS driver and a lifetime spent in western Nevada County, Drew Reynolds touched many lives.

“My friend Drew was very much loved by a lot of people here,” Frank Magni said.

The 34-year-old Grass Valley resident was killed Tuesday when a large commercial truck crashed into his UPS van on Brunswick Road. Police say suspect Scott Krause will face several charges, including murder, after reportedly stealing the truck from a gas station and ramming Reynolds’ van head-on.

Those close to Reynolds say friends and family were his life, especially his wife, Lore, and two daughters.

“He was noted by everybody for not having a mean bone in his body,” said his brother-in-law, Mike Malarae. “He wanted everybody to be happy. He was an easy-going, great guy.”

Reynolds was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors, friends said. He fished and played soccer and softball. The Nevada Union High School graduate also played for the Miners, Magni said.

But his focus on family and friends is what made him stand out, Magni said.

“There are a lot of things people can learn from his life,” Magni said.

In his 12 years with UPS, Reynolds also touched those on his routes.

He delivered packages in the downtown area, and was known by many Grass Valley Police Department staff.

“His kids played on sports teams with my kids,” Police Chief John Foster said. “He will be missed.”

A fund has been established for Reynolds’ wife and daughters at Washington Mutual Bank in downtown Grass Valley. To contribute or for more information, call branch manager Lonny Fawver at 274-3030.

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