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By Jeff Pack
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GoFundMe account set up for family of couple struck by truck in Temecula

Services for Ynhi Tran scheduled for Saturday

 

Last updated 2/7/2019 at 12:05pm

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Michael T. Quoc Pham, 51, and Ynhi Trang, 49, were struck by a truck in the Morgan Hill area of Temecula on Jan. 23. Trang was reportedly removed from life support on Jan. 31 and a GoFundMe account has been established by friends of the family to help with expenses while Pham remains on life support at a local hospital.

TEMECULA - Friends of a Temecula couple that was hit by a truck while crossing a street in the evening hours of Jan. 23 in the Morgan Hill area of Temecula are attempting to raise funds to help the family after 49-year-old mother, Ynhi Tran, was reportedly taken off life support and passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31.

According to the GoFundMe account message board, services for Tran will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Murrieta Valley Funeral Home, 24651 Washington Avenue in Murrieta. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and a Catholic vigil will begin at 3:30 p.m.

California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig reported that a 61-year-old woman was driving her 2017 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Morgan Hills Drive, making a left turn onto westbound Madigan Street. The woman did not see Michael T. Quoc Pham, 51, and Ynhi Trang, 49, who were walking northbound across Madigan Street within the marked crosswalk along the west side of the intersection with Morgan Hills Drive and struck both of them with her vehicle.

After the impact, both Pham and Trang sustained major injuries and were transported to Inland Valley Medical Center. The woman remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

According to a GoFundMe page, "Michael Pham remains on life support in an induced coma in the ICU, with brain trauma and multiple broken bones. His condition remains unstable. If he regains consciousness, he has multiple surgeries and lengthy extensive therapies ahead."

A post by a fundraiser organizer on the Facebook group, Temecula Talk [Official], was promoting the fundraiser to help support the family that includes two young boys, ages 14 and 10, currently in the care of family.

"Temecula is a close-knit community that can come together in their times of need - please, help us to assist the family to ease their suffering from this tragedy to allow them to focus on healing," organizers said on the GoFundMe page that has a goal of reaching $30,000 in donations.

The GoFundMe page said that "money raised will go toward costly funeral expenses, hospital bills, and care for the boys."

To make a donation, visit gf.me/u/qjpf52.

Jeff Pack can be reached at [email protected]

 

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