TAMPA, Florida -- A memorial fund has been set up for the family of a 26-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Saturday.
All the money raised for Justin Mullins' family will go toward funeral costs and toward his 4-year-old son, Aeiden. You can donate through PayPal by sending money to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: you need to have or create a PayPal account).
On Saturday afternoon, Justin and his wife, Jessica, were riding home from a meeting about starting a motorcycle repair business. Jessica says her husband pulled over on the right shoulder of the bridge and wasn't responding to her voice or touch.
She believes it was a medical issue that caused him to abruptly switch lanes, hitting a car. They were both wearing helmets, and were thrown off the bike. Jessica received minor injuries. Justin was struck by a car and died.
On Monday night, dozens of bikers took part in a memorial service for Justin, revving their engines at the same time, showing Aeiden their motorcycles, and filling a vase with stones meant to symbolize their strong support for the family.
Jessica and her family are still deciding when Justin's funeral will be, and they're awaiting the results of an autopsy.