A truck turned in front of Neysa Ornelas as she was riding her motorcycle on State Route 94 on Sunday, March 3. NBC 7's Nicole Gonzales reports.
Dozens gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember a woman killed while riding her motorcycle near Tecate.
Neysa Ornelas, 31, was remembered by family and friends for her fearless attitude and adventurous spirit.
A truck turned in front of Ornelas as she was riding her motorcycle on State Route 94 on Sunday, March 3.
Now, her 7-year-old son is coping with the loss of his mother.
“We didn't tell him until two days later. It was very hard,” said Neysa’s sister Marcie Ornelas. “Now he cries every day that he wants his mom. He misses his mom. It's very hard.”
Dozens gathered along Mission Bay Thursday night to remember the woman who rode for Southbay Motorsports.
Her family says she was passionate about riding and wanted to be on the road constantly.
“That was Neysa. You couldn't stop her. She was amazing,” said boyfriend Xander Phoenix.
Fellow bikers say her enthusiasm was contagious.
Ornelas’ sister had a message for other drivers who share the road with bikers.
“I know they sometimes drive by fast, but they're people too,” she said. “ They have families. They have parents, sisters, friends. Just be careful and watch out for them.”
Hundreds of bikers are planning a memorial ride on St. Patrick's Day to raise money for her son. Get more information through this Tumblr.