PALMDALE – Family and friends are holding several fundraisers this weekend in Palmdale to help cover the funeral expenses for Jocelyne Plascencia.
Plascencia, 20, passed away from injuries sustained in a traffic crash last month in Fillmore, Calif.
Around 12:51 p.m., Saturday, April 19, Plascencia was driving a Toyota eastbound on Highway 126, approaching Francisco’s fruit stand, when a driver u-turned directly in front of Plascencia’s vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Plascencia swerved to the right, lost control of her vehicle, and then careened into a big rig that was parked on the south shoulder of Highway 126, the CHP report states.
The driver who caused the collision fled the scene, while Plascencia sustained major head trauma and was airlifted to Ventura County Medical Center.
She succumbed to her injuries on May 24.
How you can help
The community non-profit Agents of Change is assisting grieving family members in hosting several fundraisers this coming weekend to help with the funeral expenses for Jocelyne Plascencia. You can help support this cause by attending any of the following fundraisers:
* FRIDAY, MAY 30. Plascencia’s mother, Angelica Rodriguez, will be hosting a “taquiza” or taco sale at her home, located at 38915 Normandy Court in Palmdale.
* SATURDAY, MAY 31 and SUNDAY, JUNE 1. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, a car wash fundraiser will be held near Toms No. 25, located at 38750 Trade Center Drive in Palmdale.
* SUNDAY, JUNE 1. Fundraiser from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vince’s Pasta and Pizza, located at 2311 East Avenue S in Palmdale.
* MONDAY, JUNE 2. Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Chili’s, located at 1021 West Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.
For more information on these fundraisers or to make a donation to help with the funeral expenses for Jocelyne Plascencia, contact Agents of Change President Dr. Miguel Coronado at 661-466-6810 or email Agentsofchange13@gmail.com.