FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) — Friends and family gathered for a vigil on Thursday for a man who died after a car crashed into a tutoring center in Fountain Valley,
Alex Martinez, 32, was one of six people injured in the crash, including the driver.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the Tutoring Club in the 9900 block of Ellis Avenue, according to Fountain Valley police.
Martinez, a UC Berkeley alum, had worked there for seven years, and was preparing to apply for dental school, according to friends.
Martinez died at the hospital on Wednesday after being taken off life support.
Peter Haulk, 76, of Huntington Beach, was behind the wheel of the car, but he had not been charged in the crash. He suffered minor injuries.
Witnesses said that Haulk seemed to be in shock and kept apologizing after the crash.
A memorial fund has been set up to help Martinez’s family pay for funeral expenses, and a scholarship has also been established in his name.
Donations can be made at any Bank of America branch to the Hill memorial fund, acct. #325010170016.
If you choose to transfer through your bank account, use ach #121-000-358 and then the account number above.
Alternatively, checks made out to the Hill memorial fund can be sent to the Tutoring Club, 9985 Ellis Ave., Suite 2, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.