Bikers Collect Blood to Remember Riders

A crash east of Ocotillo killed five people and injured several others

By Michelle Wayland and R. Stickney
|  Monday, Nov 21, 2011  |  Updated 7:26 AM PDT
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Lance and Amy Heath, two of the bikers killed in a crash east of Ocotillo in November 2010.

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More than 65 units of blood were collected this weekend by a Lakeside motorcycle club who lost four of its members last year in an accident east of Ocotillo.

This weekend’s memorial blood drive was held by the Saddletramps Motorcycle club at San Diego Harley in Kearny Mesa.

A large group of club members was riding on State Route 98 Nov. 13, when a car lost control and slammed into the bikers. Four club members were killed including Tonya Trayer, 37, of El Cajon, Amy Heath, 36, and Lance “Demo” Heath, 43, of Alpine, and Bill “Bigfoot” Miller, 57, of Ramona.

The passenger of a car involved in the crash, 31-year-old Ana Lilia Gonzalez of Mexicali, Mexico, was also killed.

Five club members were injured including Wilson “Wet Willy” Trayer, 39, of El Cajon, John Lombardo, 55, of Lakeside, Melanie Barnes, 46, and William Barnes, 57, of San Diego.

The club was on the ride to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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