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Rider In Motocross Crash Dies

Chase Alessandro's remains have been turned over to the Riverside County Coroner's office.

This story was updated at 10:15 p.m. with a quote from a good friend of Alessandro.

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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.

lani lybrook September 20, 2012 at 03:28 PM
As a mother of a 16 year old mx racer..I cant even imagine the heart ache of such a tragic loss...my prayers go to the family and friends of Chase...rest in peace my dear..
LBV Collins September 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I'm very sad to learn this. My sympathies to his family and friends.
big aunt harry mary September 21, 2012 at 03:50 AM
the only consolation here, he was doing what he loved to do... a shame for sure. say hi to brett #199 for me... you'll like him.. he was a good kid too... i bow my head to the family and hope they recover in time from such a terrible loss of their son...
colby watson September 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Rest In Peace Chase And My Condolences To His Family And Lived Ones.
colby watson September 27, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Rest In Peace Chase And My Condolences To His Family And Lived Ones.

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