Family and motorcycle community gather to remember veteran killed in crash

Family vigil near Fountain Mesa Road -- FOX21 News, Sarah Ferguson

FOUNTAIN, Colo.  — Family members and veteran bikers came together Saturday to remember a man who was killed Thursday in a motorcycle crash in Fountain.

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday, 68-year-old Onesimo Vigil was hit and killed at the intersection of Fortman and Cabalerro avenues, near Fountain Mesa Road.

Vigil was trying to cross the intersection when he was hit by an SUV and died on scene.

Vigil’s family gathered there Saturday night, bringing awareness to what they said is a dangerous intersection that needs to be changed.

“Watch out for those bikes and look twice, it saves a life,” said Christi Vigil, the victim’s daughter.

Dozens gathered to remember him, including fellow American Legion Riders.

“My dad is on his bike in heaven right now and every time you hear the thunder that’s my dad,” said Vigil.

The driver of the SUV, 90-year-old Thomas Northern, was not injured. So far, police haven’t released more details about the crash.

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