The older brother of BYU sophomore running back Josh Quezada was killed in what investigators believe to be a hit-and-run traffic accident Saturday night in La Habra, Calif.
Just before Josh Quezada and BYU kicked off the game with New Mexico State in LaVell Edwards Stadium, Joseph Quezada, 20, died AT approximately 6:30 p.m. PT from injuries suffered in a four-car crash that evening.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's coroner, Joseph died from injures at UCI Medical Center approximately one hour after the accident. A vigil was held Sunday evening at La Habra High School. He had played football at La Habra before his younger brother and attended BYU practices in spring and summer the past two years.
The accident involved a white Toyota 4-Runner, a black Nissan Xterra, a U-Haul truck and a blue Hyundai Accent which Quezada was driving, according to authorities. The driver and passenger of the U-Haul truck ran from the scene and were later apprehended by police officers. According to a report in the Orange County Register, Richard Ambriz, 18 of Santa Fe Springs and Dustin Lish, 19, of LaHabra, were arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. The other people in the two other vehicles were not injured.
Services are Friday at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton. Donations to the Quezada family can be made at Chase Bank to account number 420672995. For more information, contact Kim Luna at 562-665-7554.