Fundraiser Raises Money For Coronado Bridge Crash Victims’ Funerals

The fundraiser aims to raise money for the funeral expenses of four victims killed in the fatal crash at Chicano Park.

A Chicano Park Remembrance Fundraiser is raising money Saturday for the funeral expenses of four victims killed when a pickup plunged off the Coronado Bridge.

The event was set from 10:30 a.m. to midnight at the Mesheeka art gallery/ice cream shop on 2113 Logan Avenue #4 in San Diego, according to the organizers' Facebook event.

At 10 a.m. the fundraiser starts with an Ice Cream Social along with a raffle giving out prizes including clothing, tattoos, hats, gift cards and painting. According to the event post, all the money raised will support the funeral costs for Cruz Elias Contreras, age 52, AnnaMarie Contreras, age 50, Andre Christopher Banks, age 49, and Francine Denise Jimenez, age 46.

Various artists and bands will perform beginning at 5 p.m., playing reggae, cumbia, hip hop and more, with a $5 entrance fee at the door, said the event post.

In a GoFundMe page for the Contreras Family Fund, $24,898 donations were made towards a $30,000 goal to support the funeral expenses of Cruz and AnnaMarie Contreras.

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