December 22, 2006

Atwater Village Loses One to Los Feliz

Sad news of this week's deadly car crash in the 4800 block of Los Feliz Blvd. hits home in Atwater Village. From LA Daily News:

Matthew Merrill of Atwater Village [pictured], riding in the front passenger seat, and Matthew Hernandez of Fontana, a student at California State University, Los Angeles, who was driving, died at the scene.

Sean Paul Balaney of Glendale, riding in the back seat, died a short while later. All three were 18 and had been friends since Holy Trinity School.

Kyle Merrill remained hospitalized Thursday in critical condition. Stephen Castillo, 14, was also hospitalized, although his condition was unknown.

The five teenage boys were in a car owned by the Hernandez family as they headed toward the Merrill home in Atwater Village.

Thoughts and best wishes go out to the Merrill family from your neighbors in the Newbie family.

[Image of baseball cross at accident site from Bill German]


Anonymous said...

Condolences from the Miles family, too. If there is somewhere the families would like a donation to be made, I hope you can help get the word out.

blogger said...

Happy to post anything I learn. Plus any news of Matthew's younger brother, Kyle, and his recovery. - AVN

MC9 said...

Kyle is doing very well. He is recovering from a broken hand and minor cuts and bruises.

The Pasadena City College Baseball team will be honoring Matthew Merrill on February 1st, 2007 at their season home opener against Mt. San Jacinto College. First pitch is at 2 PM. If you have any donations or will like to pay your respects, the Merrill family will be in attendance.

amerrill said...

From the Merrill family, we thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. Matt was an amazing inspiration to all of our family. We will miss him greatly. Matt had wonderful friends and we thank you!
A Merrill

Baseball Frank said...

Merrill will always be missed and in our hearts forever.

Mr Reyna