|Published:||Jun 30, 2013 12:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 01, 2013 5:10 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Motorcycle riders gathered to rally around the family of 26-year-old Nicholas Ramos Torres. He died in a motorcycle crash just last week.
Sunday morning, fellow riders rallied together to help raise funds for Torres' family and honor his life.
Helmets on, kick stands up, and engines revving. Whether they knew him personally or not, bikers gathered together to honor one of their own.
"When I heard a rider went down, I knew it was something that I wanted to be at just to show support... the way life works you never know when your last step is going to be," says Walter Salazar.
They rode from Colonial Blvd. all the way to Bonita Springs where Nicholas Ramos Torres lived. The 26-year-old died in a tragic crash on Old-41 Tuesday morning. Deputies say he was riding his motorcycle when it crashed into a truck.
"It's real difficult losing someone like that... it's just like family having even a good friend like that it's just like family," says Jose Cedillo.
Fellow rider Jose Cedillo knew Torres even before they moved to the states from Guatemala. Jose says, seeing all these bikers come together means so much to those who knew Torres well.
"He's real grateful with us, he sees that there's people that have hearts and its real important that we help each other," he says.
Now all these riders are making sure their brother's legacy lives on.
Friends and family are trying to find a way to get Torres' body back home to Guatemala, so family there can say goodbye. The family has set up a fund at Wells Fargo in honor of Torres. Anyone who would like to help out can donate through the bank.
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