Memorial fund for motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway crash

Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson

LANCASTER – Family members and loved ones have set up an online memorial fund for Nicholas “Nick” Wilson, the motorcyclist killed in a single-vehicle collision on the 14 Freeway Friday night (Jan. 3).

Wilson was riding a black Suzuki GSXR 750 eastbound on Avenue D when he attempted to enter the southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway, lost control on the on-ramp, and then crashed into a guardrail. Read more details of the fatal collision here.

Nick leaves behind a wife and a 6-year-old daughter, according to his step-sister Erin Kolesar, who created the online memorial fund.

A passage from the web page reads:

“Nick was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, grandson, nephew and friend. His numerous family members and friends are devastated by the loss of his life… Everyone he met became a friend and everyone that knew him could always count on him to be there when they needed a hand.  He was hard working, devoted and loved his daughter more [than] life itself.”

The family is asking for donations to help cover the cost of the funeral. A donation of any amount will help in this time of need, they say.

Nick went to Quartz Hill High School and worked for ITT Aerospace in Newhall.

To donate to the Nicholas “Nick” Wilson Memorial Fund, click here.

Note: The California Highway Patrol and County Coroner’s Office listed Nicholas Wilson as 43 years old, however, Nick is actually 35 years old, according to family members.

  3 comments for “Memorial fund for motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway crash

  1. 2close2home
    January 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I want to express my condolences. I lost my brother 6 months ago in a motorcycle accident. It has been unbearable living without him. I know what his family is going through. It is always sad when somebody dies, but especially when they are bright, young, kind and have so much life left to live. I want to reach out, and offer my email address to his family and friends if they need somebody to talk to who knows what they are going through. If anybody is open to this, please reply and I will be more than happy to provide you with my email. I also want to say, due to the circumstances surrounding my brother’s accident, I want to talk to city officials regarding stricter laws regarding motorcycle safety. I am not trying to take motorcycles away from anybody, but I want to spread awareness and force the people who sell street bikes to not try to sell the most expensive bike, but take into account the buyer’s experience, make stricter restrictions on taking safety courses, etc. I know you are grieving, please take the time to let yourself grieve, support each other, and know you are not alone. When you are ready, contact me. My deepest condolences to all of his family, friends, and for the loss of a wonderful man.

  2. Shane
    January 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Nick was just starting out his young life. I still can’t believe he’s gone. I already miss the joking and laughing as we passed each other throughout the day at work. I don’t know what else to say except that this is hard to swallow and unbelievable. Prayers to Nicks family and friends.

    • dascent
      January 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Hey bro sorry for ur loss

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