On Saturday morning, at approximately 6:10 a.m., Terrance Tesar-Cicci, or Terryoke as many in Mesquite knew him, lost control of his vehicle on I-15 northbound around mile marker 104, causing his 1999 Dodge Durango to roll, ejecting him from the vehicle. Due to lack of restraints and the impact of the ejection, Cicci was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The driver allowed the right side tires of the Durango to leave the right roadway edge. The driver then over corrected to the right causing the Durango to rotate off the right roadway edge and overturn,” said Nevada Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Loy Hixson. During the preliminary investigation, there was no evidence of alcohol being a factor in the incident.
Cicci had just celebrated his 57th birthday last week in Las Vegas with many of his friends. He was well-known for his many characters he personified during his karaoke career, ranging from cross dressing as a woman during “Calendar Girl” or as a take out box of Chinese food in a parody called Chow Mein.
As of Monday morning, Cicci’s Facebook page had been flooded with messages from friends, family and fans. One of them, Ron Chvilicek, a Mesquite Resident and businessman, had made a memorial cross for him and placed it near the scene of the accident.
” I have to say that he brought a lot of people together, with singing and wonderful fashion and costumes he wore. Those that knew him he created allot of friendships between strangers. I am beside myself right now,” said Chvilicek.
At the time of this posting, no word has been released for services.