The organs of a 16-year-old who was declared brain dead after a car crash Friday night have been removed for donation at his foster parents' request, according to a published report.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that despite opposition from his biological relatives, Jason Spickerman's organs were given to six people including a baby.
“I know that this is what Jason would have wanted. Six lives were saved . . . ” Jason Murguia, speaking on behalf of the foster parents told the Union Tribune.
Virginia Voss, Jason's aunt, said yesterday that she and other relatives objected to the organ donations because they thought at the time that Jason might recover, the paper reported.
The 16-year-old Otay Ranch High School student and his 18-year-old brother Daniel, of Chula Vista, were hit by a suspected drunk driver Friday night. Spickerman was declared brain dead following the Friday night wreck. Daniel died shortly after the crash. A third brother survived.
Rescue crews had to pry the boys out from the wreckage.
The driver of the pickup who hit the boys -- identified as Enrique Coronado, 31, of San Diego -- ran from the crash, but police soon arrested him. He was booked into Chula Vista jail Saturday on $110,000 bail on suspicion of drunken driving, felony hit-and-run and driving without a license.