VICTORVILLE – The family of a Victorville boy who lost his life after being struck by a vehicle is asking for the public’s help with the costs associated with their sudden loss.
Andrew Steppan, 16, decided to walk to his friend’s home on Sunday evening. While on his way to the home only around a block away from his own home he was struck by a vehicle on El Evado and Seneca Roads. The collision was reported just after 7:00 p.m. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, finding Andrew lying lifeless on the roadway. Emergency responders performed CPR on him at the scene and as he was rushed to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased just before 8:30 p.m.
The roadway was closed several hours in both directions as the collision was investigated. It is unclear which vehicle struck Andrew or where he was when he was struck. His parents and his 9-year-old sister are having a difficult time dealing with the sudden loss. If the heartbreak was not enough, the family must now plan and pay for a funeral while taking time off of work.
Andrew’s aunt has started a Go Fund Me Page where donations can be sent. “He was just a kid, too young to have been taken and [he] didn’t deserve to leave this world so tragically,” said Kelly Bivens-Espinoza on the Go Fund Me page. “Andrew was kind, loving, funny, and loved music. Andrew was the first to call me “auntie”. Our hearts are left broken and our minds unclear.”
Those wishing to donate can also do so through Zelle or Venmo. You can Venmo donations to @Kelly-Espinoza-2 or Zell Kellyespinoza0413@gmail.com
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- Andrew Steppan: Go Fund Me