Amateur Boxer Donovan Garcia Dead at 15 After Car Crash – E! Online
The boxing community has lost a rising star.
Donovan Garcia, a 15-year-old amateur boxer from Colorado with several state championships under his belt, died on Jan. 17 after a car accident, his family shared.
The teenager sustained severe brain injuries in Jan. 11 crash and required hospitalization, during which his parents “fought to keep him on life support” since his “entire body from the neck down was fully functional,” per a GoFundMe campaign created in his honor. However, Donovan’s health continued to decline and he was pronounced legally dead six days after the accident.
“Sadly, Donovan fought his biggest battle and went 7 rounds, but he was tired,” the page read. “His family wants everyone to know that he is at peace and they are at peace with God’s will.”
In his obituary, Donovan was remembered as a promising athlete with multiple accolades. “Boxing was his passion & he won many championships including 2019 Golden Gloves,” it read. “Donovan has a heart of gold and put everyone before himself.”
Source link It is with much sadness to inform the public of the passing of a beloved amateur boxer, Donovan Garcia, on August 22nd, 2020 at the age of 15.
Donovan Garcia was tragically killed in a car crash at 7:02 PM on County Road 831 in Sunville, Texas. His vehicle was hit head-on by a truck. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Donovan Garcia was a popular amateur boxer who had recently won the state championship for his division. He was very dedicated to the sport and had become a respected figure in the boxing community. He was known for his good sense of humor and positive attitude, and many considered him an inspiration due to his hard work and commitment to the sport. He is survived by his parents and his older brother, who was also a boxer.
Those who knew him and were close to him expressed their grief on social media, remembering him for his kind spirit and enormous potential that his life was cut short due to the car crash. The community expressed their sorrow and regret that they would no longer be able to witness his talent and personality.
Donovan Garcia will be remembered as an inspirational figure in the amateur boxing community and the world at large. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.