A Skyline high School graduate who died from injuries sustained in a train crash last week has been identified as 24-year-old Alex O’Sullivan.
O’Sullivans family and friends confirmed the death on Thursday.
Oats is a four-year Skyline graduate and was an avid horse rider who attended the high school.
OATS family released a statement on Thursday afternoon.
Alex Oats family released statement on Wednesday evening.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alex Oates.
A talented and courageous young man, Alex passed away last night after a long and courageous fight against an illness.
“We want to thank everyone who helped in his fight against illness. “
He will be missed dearly.” “
We want to thank everyone who helped in his fight against illness.
He will be missed dearly.”
The crash happened on July 31 in the city of Los Angeles.
The train carrying Oates, a senior, from the Skyline area to Los Angeles was going south on I-5 at about 8:50 p.m. on July 30 when it came under a curve.
The collision killed Oates’ father, John, 57, and his mother, Donna Oates-Oates, 65, of Westwood.
Donna Oakes is the daughter of former Skyline City Councilwoman Linda Oakes, who is now the mayor of Los Angles.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Oates family.
A family spokesman confirmed that the family has established a GoFundM.
Oates was from the St. Petersburg area and attended Skyline Community High School, the St Petersburg Times reported.
OTSU spokesman Mark Houghton said the family will continue to offer financial support for the funeral and memorial services.
OATS family statement released on Thursday evening.
Alex’s family released the following statement on Friday afternoon: “The family has set up a Go FundMe page for Alex’s funeral.
Alex was an extremely kind, intelligent and caring young man who loved his family dearly.
His family is asking for privacy during this difficult time. “
The Oats Family is deeply saddened by the loss of Alex, a loving, thoughtful and very kind young man.
His family is asking for privacy during this difficult time.
We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to Alex’s loved ones during this most difficult time, as well as to the countless others affected by this tragic event.”
Skyline’s community college system issued a statement Wednesday afternoon.
The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Skyline community, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Oates Family.
We are thankful for the outpouring of love and support during this time, and our thoughts are with them during this tough time.”
The Oates were married on July 21.
Oases death comes just weeks after a second victim, 25-year old Kevin Teller, was found dead from head injuries.
His parents have said his death was the result of a drug overdose.
Skyline police Chief Robert Geller said Thursday that police believe Teller died of a combination of drugs and alcohol.