Authorities have identified Eric Carmona as the 30-year-old man who died after being involved in a fatal car accident in Miami, Florida on Thursday morning, June 1. Eric passed away on his way to work.
Eric Carmona, popularly known as FinsVicious, was a devoted Miami Dolphins and Tua fan as well as a loyal veteran of the Navy. But most significantly, he was a fantastic father to his four children and a wonderful husband to Vanessa.
Ian Berger started a GoFundMe campaign in raising money in honor of Eric Carmona on Friday, June 2; Ian released the following statement on the fundraiser page;
Eric Carmona, also known as FinsVicious, was a proud Navy veteran, and a die hard Miami Dolphins and Tua fan. But, most importantly, he was a great husband to Vanessa and an amazing father to his 4 children.
Eric passed away Thursday early morning on his way to work at the young age of 30 and he will be missed by everyone who has been touched by his words and friendship.
Funds are being raised in honor of Eric to help Vanessa and their children through this tragedy.
The Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a report of a traffic incident involving a motorcycle rider and a compact car near the junction of Winchester Road and Frontage Road on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 4:08 a.m.
At 04:13 in the morning, Murrieta Police officers and members of Murrieta Fire & Rescue confirmed the incident and found the male biker, later identified as 30-year-old Eric Carmona, unconscious and suffering from serious injuries. The 19-year-old male driver of the small car suffered only minor wounds. The rider of the motorcycle was taken to a nearby hospital, where emergency room doctors declared him dead despite their best efforts to save him.
Officers discovered the driver of the compact car was traveling east through the controlled intersection of Frontage Road and Winchester Road on a green signal through witness accounts and physical evidence. Carmona entered the same intersection while driving south on Winchester Road and struck the small car at the driver’s side door and front quarter panel. Evidence points to disobeying a traffic signal as the main cause of collisions.
A thorough investigation is being carried out by the Traffic Bureau of the Murrieta Police Department.
The Murrieta Police Traffic Investigator Andrew Morse can be reached at (951) 461-6845 or [email protected], and Traffic Bureau Sergeant Steve Whiddon can be reached at (951) 461-6323 or [email protected] if you have any information relating to this traffic collision.