PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Palmdale couple killed in a single-car crash last week on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway.
Ivan Ramirez, 31, was driving a Ford Focus in the northbound carpool lane when the car veered off the roadway and crashed into a guard rail and a large metal pole.
Felicia Martinez was in the front passenger seat, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ramirez was rushed to Palmdale Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.
The couple’s one-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle, and the infant survived the crash with injuries.
Baby Violeta was flown by helicopter to the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center and is now in stable condition in the hospital, according to family members.
Family members have set up an account at Bank of America (#325043528732) to accept donations to bury the couple and to help care for the couple’s daughter.
“Unfortunately, with tragedies like these we are unprepared for what follows; therefore we are asking for your help to raise funds for their funerals,” states the family on a Facebook message. “Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.”
The family is also accepting donations through an online memorial fundraiser. To donate online, visit http://www.gofundme.com/c4re14?fblogin=2.
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