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Murrieta Man Killed in Lake Elsinore Motorcycle Crash Was Husband, Father of 2

Neighbors, family and friends of Matthew Schrader, 34, are collaborating in their efforts to help his wife and two young daughters in the wake of his death.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A trust account has been established for the family of a Murrieta man who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash in Lake Elsinore.

Matthew Schrader, 34, succumbed to his injuries shortly after the Jan. 21 collision with a delivery truck on Riverside Drive. He was riding his motorcycle at the time of the wreck that turned fatal.

A memorial service for Schrader, a San Francisco 49ers fan who was originally from Highland, Calif. is scheduled Saturday.

Schrader is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 4 and 6, a neighbor of the family told Patch.

“They are just a wonderful, sweet family, we live two doors down from them,” Natasha Pickard said. “She is a stay-at-home mom; he was the sole provider.”

In addition to their children playing outdoors together, Pickard’s son attends kindergarten with Schrader’s daughter at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta. Parents and neighbors are collaborating on fund-raising efforts for the family, she said.

A benefit event was held Thursday at Chuck E. Cheese's in Murrieta, and classroom donations are being collected.

The trust account is through Chase Bank and the account number is 555528780.

Plans to provide meals for the family for the next six weeks are also in the works.

“It has been really hard for them,” Pickard said. “But tons and tons of people are doing what we can to help.”

Patch will share any further information that is gathered.

southernbelle February 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM
and again….condolences to the family here. sad stuff. ps-anyone know if the truck uses a blinker??? just sayin
JM February 10, 2014 at 01:00 PM
You win southernbelle. Thoughts and prayers to the family and that is what is most important here. I hope the community and their family and friends come together for what sounds like a great family man that was lost. Out!
Thresher 200 February 10, 2014 at 01:05 PM
I concur, respects to the family. I realize that even with life insurance, the wife would need at least $500,000 to survive, especially a homemaker.
JUN March 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM
I'm reaching out to a lady that posted how she was with matt before the paramedics showed up, I cant find your comment no where, can you respond please and we can exchange # or emails it would mean the world to family
Alek J Hidell March 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM
wow belle. you sure got my attention..but bikers are still illogical. The gas mileage is worse than cars. its ten times more dangerous, you get bugs in your teeth, you freeze your ass off, you are the lowest rung on the road, facing instant death at any moment. All this for "freedom" or "the wind in your face"...what the hell are you talking about? such a stupid cliche. The fact is you are all posers looking for attention. That's fine if you are some biker thug, but not when you are the sole provider to a young family--how very thoughtless.

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