Fundraiser for Yuma man critically injured in crash
Story by Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor - email
Firefighters and police rushed to the single-car rollover, where 26-year-old Martin Gomez and four others were injured last Friday. Photo courtesy of San Luis Police Department.
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - We have an update on the passengers injured in a truck rollover near San Luis, Arizona, last week.
Today we have learned that all five men are Department of Corrections officers.
One of them, 26-year-old Martin Gomez, continues to fight for his life.
He is in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital.
Right now, his family and friends in Yuma have kicked off a fundraiser to raise money to help Gomez's family with medical expenses.
Danny Munoz, a friend of Gomez's, tells 13 On Your Side he and several others are organizing a carne asada burrito fundraiser this Saturday at Montez Multiple Services.
"I know that if it was the other way around, he would be helping us out. It's a time in need for the family," Munoz said. "They're up there in Phoenix right now while the guy is fighting for his life."
As of right now, police are not releasing the names of any of the other victims, but continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
Burritos will be sold for $3 this Saturday, June 22, at Montez Multiple Services near Avenue B and 32nd Street.
They will begin selling carne asada burritos at 9:00 am.
All of the proceeds will go to Gomez's family.
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