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Memorial Fund Created for Family of Union City Marine Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

The 2009 James Logan High graduate was killed on Tuesday morning after being fatally struck by a Mini Cooper

Lance Cpl. Andrew Silva Photo Courtesy: ABC7 News
Lance Cpl. Andrew Silva Photo Courtesy: ABC7 News
By Bay City News—

A memorial account has been set up for the family of a 23-year-old U.S. Marine killed by a suspected drunken driver in Fremont on Tuesday.

[Related article: Union City Marine Recently Home From Afghanistan Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Suspected DUI Crash]

Union City resident Andrew Silva was riding his motorcycle near Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road where he was fatally struck by a Mini Cooper early Tuesday morning, police said. The vehicle struck Silva before hitting a utility pole and fence, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
 
The driver was identified as Alexander Yohn, 23, of Emeryville. Yohn allegedly attempted to flee the scene but was arrested, Bosques said. The accident took place near the Fremont Bank Brookvale office.

[Related article: Emeryville Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash That Killed…]

A memorial has been set up outside the bank with flowers, candles and pictures of Silva. Fremont Bank has established an account for Silva's wife and son.
 
Donations can be made at any Fremont Bank branch or by mail to Fremont Bank, Attn: Andrew Silva Memorial Account, P.O. Box #8170, Fremont, CA 94537-8170. Checks should be made payable to "Andrew Silva Memorial."
 
Silva graduated from James Logan High School in Union City in 2009 and returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in February, authorities said. Many have taken to Twitter to express their condolences for Silva.
 
One tweet reads, "Heartbreaking. What a horrible accident. I feel for the family." Another person tweeted Wednesday, "Sleep well, my friend. The world was a better place with you in it."
Manny March 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Our sincere condolences to your family. We will pray for you and your loved ones.
Autumn Johnson April 01, 2014 at 07:13 PM
Funeral Services for Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/funeral-services-for-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
l April 06, 2014 at 09:51 PM
His life was cut very short and God Bless you. I feel very sorry his wife and beautiful son. I was at funeral and crash side last week even though I do not know him. He left behind a wife and a beautiful son behind. Lester

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