Update: Community rallies to support family of boy killed in golf cart accident
Update posted Dec. 24, 7 a.m.
–Last night a candlelight vigil was held for 13-year-old Jared Aichouri, of Templeton, who tragically lost his life in a golf cart accident in Avila Beach. Hundreds of North County residents were in attendance to show their support.
A Gofundme account has been started to help the family. As of Tuesday morning, $13,255 of $20,000 has been raised. To donate, click here.
Jared Aichouri was described as “a normal vibrant 7th-grade middle schooler” from in Templeton. He was the youngest of three boys to Teresa Hamers and Abdul Aichouri. He also leaves behind three stepsisters, a stepbrother, and his stepdad, Mike Hamers. He grew up alongside many families on the Central Coast, having been very active in multiple sports teams and raised lambs in 4H. He was well known for “always having a smile on his face and was a good friend to many,” according to the Gofundme page.
A Mealtrain has also been set up to help the family with food during their time of loss. Click here for more information on how to donate a meal.
Original story posted Dec. 23, 2019:
One boy killed, one injured in golf cart accident
One boy was killed and another injured in a tragic golf cart accident on Sunday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department confirmed this morning.
“Two juvenile males were involved in an accident, one of them succumbed to injuries,” said Sgt. Jeff Nichols. The county coroner is investigating the death, he said.
The accident was first reported at about 1:20 p.m. on Sunday on Silver Oak Lane, in a residential area of Avila Beach. San Luis Obispo County Firefighters, Sheriff’s Deputies, California Highway Patrol responded to the accident.
The victims, who have not yet been identified, were reportedly Templeton residents.
CHP is investigating the accident. Additional details were not available at press time.