Man in fatal bike crash identified
by Joel Danoy
Mar 27, 2013 | 8981 views | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tracy man who died Tuesday, March 26, in a fatal dirt bike crash has been identified as Lewis Aquino Jr., according to the county coroner’s office.

Debbie Hayes, deputy coroner for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, said Wednesday, March 27, there is still no cause of death for the 34-year-old because an autopsy has yet to be completed.

Aquino was riding a dirt bike around 1:35 p.m. on the 1300 block of Tom Fowler Drive when he somehow crashed, according to police.

At the scene Tuesday, it appeared that Aquino’s Yamaha bike struck a curb, causing him to travel at least 10 feet before stopping in the driveway of 1354 Tom Fowler Drive.

Police don’t believe he was wearing a helmet, and it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. No helmet was seen near the victim, who also was not wearing a shirt.

Rescue workers arrived on scene shortly after the crash and found that the victim had sustained life-threatening injuries.

CPR was performed on Aquino for several minutes in the driveway before he was transported to an undisclosed hospital. He died at the hospital a short time later from undisclosed injuries, according to police.

His name was not released Tuesday, because family members needed to be notified of his death.

Tracy police officers arrived less than a minute after the crash was reported because they were investigating an earlier report of a dirt bike speeding in the area of Tom Fowler and Windham drives.

The crash occurred on a residential street in a south Tracy neighborhood, about 0.4 miles from the intersection of Sycamore Parkway and Tracy Boulevard.

An online records search shows that Aquino lived on Whittingham Drive — a street that runs parallel to Tom Fowler Drive for at least two blocks.

A garage door opener was left at the scene along with other personal belongings when Aquino was transported to the hospital.

Read the print edition of the Tracy Press on Friday, March 29, for the complete story.

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March 28, 2013
My prayers go out to the family. didn't know him well but I always saw him around the school and volunteering with his children. My heart goes out to his family. My daughter is classmates with his daughter and is affected by this as well. Very sorry to the family and friends.
March 27, 2013
He was a very friendly Dad and had such pride in his kids. I hope his family and friends find comfort in each other. Many thoughts go out to his family. He will be missed by the kids at the local school who always talked to him. Very sorry for your loss Aquino family.

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