LANCASTER – A 30-year-old motorcyclist involved in a May 15 traffic crash in Lancaster has passed away, authorities said.
Oscar Garcia was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Garcia was involved in a fatal traffic collision, which occurred around 8:46 p.m., Thursday, May 15 on Avenue K at 15th Street East in Lancaster.
Garcia was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Avenue K when the driver of a westbound Chrysler Concorde made a left turn in front of him, Sheriff’s officials said.
Unable to avoid the car, Garcia’s motorcycle struck the car’s right rear passenger door. Five-year-old Dorian Ramcharam was seated at that door and was killed in the collision.
Garcia suffered critical injuries and was declared brain dead in the days following the collision, but he had remained on life support as arrangements were made to donate his organs, according to his family members.
How you can help
Garcia leaves behind a heartbroken wife and two children.
Family members and close friends have established an online memorial fundraiser to help raise the $5,000 needed to cover the cost of his burial.
To donate to this effort, visit http://www.gofundme.com/9camow.
Those who knew and loved Oscar Garcia are invited to a Candlelight Vigil, which starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at the crash site (Avenue K at 15th Street East in Lancaster.)
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