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Saugus High grad killed at motocross race

Posted: February 3, 2014 6:57 p.m.
Updated: February 3, 2014 6:57 p.m.

This photo from Tommy Aquino's Facebook page shows him posing next to his motorcycle.


SANTA CLARITA - Friends and fans of local motorcycle racer Tommy Aquino are mourning him on Facebook today after the young competitor was killed in a crash in Piru Sunday.

The 21-year-old graduate of Saugus High School died in a crash at the Piru Motorcross Park on Center Street in Piru.

About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, paramedics of Fire Station 28 in Piru responded to reports of a traffic collision at the park, station Capt. Rob Davidson said Monday.

“We did respond to assist the (California) Highway Patrol,” Davidson said, referring to CHP officers at the Moorpark station.

Aquino’s Facebook page lists among his accomplishments: 2008 AMA Rookie of the Year, multiple podium finishes and a “hard fought Daytona Sportbike race win in New Jersey.”

Aquino, born and raised in Santa Clarita, was also highlighted on the website as a “front runner at 2012 Daytona 200.”
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ohhyaa: Posted: February 4, 2014 7:47 a.m.

My condolences to the family and friends of this beautiful young man. As the mother of a child who has chosen an extreme sport as his passion, I am feeling your pain. I hope you find comfort in knowing that no matter how brief, your son appeared to have lived a very full life. Again, my condolences.

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