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Paly grad died Saturday from Friday cycle crash

Angel Delgadillo died last Saturday of injuries received when he crashed his motorcycle on the Bayshore Freeway Friday evening.

His death was first reported by the California Highway Patrol as being last Friday, but he died the next day while being treated at Stanford Hospital.

The Santa Clara County Coroner's office did not release a cause of death, but a friend of the family said Delgadillo died from injuries suffered in the crash.

Ironically, Delgadillo was taking a lunch break from work in Redwood City when he decided to drive his motorcycle home to East Palo Alto to get his car because it looked like it might rain, his friend said.

Delgadillo, 20, graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2005 and was a student at Foothill College, his friend said. He worked part time at a Tyco warehouse in Redwood City.

"He was really looking forward to his 21st birthday," his friend, who did not want to be quoted by name, said of Delgadillo. "We were going to take him to Las Vegas to celebrate."

Delgadillo would have been 21 on June 29.

Delgadillo is survived by his mother, Rocio Estrada, his father, Efren Delgadillo, and two brothers and a sister.

"He had a really, really close relationship with his (10) nephews and nieces," his friend said. He would take them to amusement parks and other outings. Although they are his nephews and nieces, there were close to his age, the friend said.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Roller, Hapgood & Tinney, 980 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

•Angel Delgadillo remembered by friends.

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Posted by JP
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I saw this when it was printed originally and noticed that the picture looked familiar. It was not until I read the latest news and his parent's names were mentioned that I noticed that Angel was a distant cousin of mine. I had not actually seen him since he was a little kid of about 5, but as far as I heard he was always a good guy and stayed out of trouble. My condolences go out to his family. He will be remembered as a kind gentle person and may he rest in peace.


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Posted by ThunderRoad
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:00 pm

As a fellow motorcycle rider....go in peace my brother.


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Posted by Badlands
a resident of Southgate
on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Hows about reporting what exactly happened. You know...what, where, how, etc.


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Posted by Reader
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Just click on the link above and you'll see the details.


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Posted by Luke
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:36 am

A very sad story. Sorry to hear about his death.


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