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Family, friends gather to remember motorcyclist

Posted at 8:13 AM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 09:55:48-04

UPDATE: Dozens of family members and friends gathered at the spot where 20-year-old Anthony Donado died in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning.

Police say Donado was trying to make it through a yellow light near Ann Road and Decatur Boulevard so he sped up through the intersection. Donado ended up smashing into a car, killing himself, and injuring three people inside the car.
"I feel like I lost my best friend," said Anthony Donado's brother, Amed Donado. "I feel like I lost everything like a piece of my heart."
Motorcycles are what the brothers had in common.
"I love to ride as much as he did and that's one thing that we shared together. He doesn't like to think sometimes and that's a mistake that he made and now all of us are kind of like suffering for it."
"We're trying to find the light in the situation because you don't really know what you have until it's gone," said his sister Angel Donado. "None of us thought this would happen. It's been a very tragic day for us."
Even though they continue to grieve, Donado's siblings and friends are trying to hold onto the good times and the funny memories.
"No matter what situation you are in, he will always find the best of it," said Donado's best friend Jeff Arellano. "He will always make you laugh and put a smile on your face. That's what he was known for. That's what everyone loved about him."
"He never stopped dreaming," said Angel Donado. "He kept going, he kept pursuing. I know he's not with me anymore, physically, but he will forever be with me in spirit, and soul, and heart."
"He had so many aspirations and so many dreams," said Donado's former girlfriend Sierra Grant. "He's in a better place. He's happy and not worried anymore."


ORIGINAL STORY: A man is dead after a crash near West Ann Road and North Decatur Blvd Sunday morning.

Around 4:15 a.m., North Las Vegas police say the 20-year-old was speeding on a motorcycle eastbound on Ann when he slammed into a Camaro traveling north on Decatur.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released by the Clark County coroner.

The three people in the Camaro had minor injuries.

This was the 6th fatal crash in North Las Vegas in 2016 so far.

The intersection was blocked for several hours while police investigated.