On Tuesday November 14th a motorcyclist was out riding with his brother on separate motorcycles when he struck an SUV causing both the vehicles to catch fire. A bystander pulled the motorcyclist out from the wreckage. By the time paramedics arrived the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorcyclist was an active Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton was identified as Scott Gonzalez. He was 21 years of age.
The driver of the SUV escaped with minor injuries and will make a full recovery.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t publicly stated what they believe to have happened leading up to the accident. The Sheriff’s Department said the driver was not cited.
“We want to make sure we rule out everything in the investigation,” Lt. Mark Stichter said.
Alex Hughes was driving home with his two young children when he saw the scene of the crash.
Hughes, 39, said Tuesday “I saw that the car was on fire and I saw a person inside, so I turned around and ran to it.”
He remembers seeing Gonzalez’s distraught brother nearby. Hughes pulled Gonzalez’s body away from the wreckage and started to put out the burning flames with his shirt, afraid the car fire would get worse.
Hughes said he wasn’t sure why but he felt compelled to help. Then it clicked later when he learned through a news article that the victim was a Marine. Hughes is a retired Marine.
“He’s a brother,” he said.
Source: OC Register
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