June 30, By Nathaly Pesantez
A GoFundMe account has been created for the family of Steven Narvaez, the 28-year-old Woodside man who died last Saturday after his Toyota Corolla collided with a Freightliner tractor at the intersection of Skillman Avenue and Queens Blvd at around 6am.
“Today our brother was called home,” reads a message by the account creator. “We need to help his Mother as you know was his Queen make his wish to be buried in his homeland.”
Funds raised will be used to help send Narvaez’s remains to Colombia.
The account was created on June 24, the day of the accident, and has already amassed $2,295 from 36 people. The fundraiser is hoping to reach $10,000.
“RIP Steven, the most out going [sic] person I have ever met,” reads a message posted by a donor.
“Steven, I will miss your infectious smile, every time, I drove by the block and you greeted me,” reads another.
A mass is also planned for Saturday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m., according to a post shared by his sister on social media. It will take place at Saint Sebastian Roman Catholic Church on 58th St. and Roosevelt Avenue.
Narvaez struck the truck within its trailer area, and came to a rest underneath, according to police. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 17-year-old female passenger with him also sustained injuries, and was in critical condition when she was transported to Elmhurst Hospital.
No arrests have been made in connection to the incident.