This story was updated at 10:15 p.m. with a quote from a good friend of Alessandro.
This story was updated at 3 p.m. with information on memorial rides for Alessandro.
A 19-year-old motocross racer gravely injured in a crash at the Lucas Oil Motocross Park has died at a hospital, it was confirmed Wednesday.
Chase Alessandro's remains have been turned over to the Riverside County Coroner's office, an official at the agency confirmed.
Alessandro, of Hemet, had been hospitalized on life support since the crash that occurred Saturday, about 9:30 a.m., at 18700 Lake Perris Drive.
His heart had stopped beating by the time medics arrived, officials said.
Gonzalo Verduzco told Patch he was Alessandro's best friend; when he arrived at the hospital's intensive care unit, his pal was on life support, Verduzco said.
"If you're going to mention his life, he was a good person; read his Bible every night, always had a smile, would do anything to make people laugh," Verduzco told Patch in an email.
"(Alessandro) wanted to be a pro racer, " Verduzco added.
On Saturday there will be a "Race for Chase" at Lucas Oil MX Park to raise money for his family.
Another memorial race is slated for Sept. 29, also a Saturday.
There will also be raffles of motocross items to help raise money for the family.
For more information, please call the park at 951-943-4535.