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.