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Palomar student dies in car accident leaving behind girlfriend, daughter

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Palomar College student Andrew Truesdell, 23, died in a car crash in Rancho Bernardo on April 6, leaving behind his longtime girlfriend and 3-year-old daughter.

According to CBS News, Andrew lost control of his vehicle, hit a curb and then slammed into a tree near Bernardo Heights Parkway and Avenida Venusto.

Police said he was speeding when he lost control of the car. Andrew’s girlfriend Alexandria Stolle, 23, told reporters the tires on his car were bald and that he was on his way to get them replaced.

Between the two of them, they at times had five jobs. Both attended Palomar College and were doing everything they could to make ends meet. During their last conversation, they talked about getting married.

On Stolle’s Facebook page, friends wrote and shared poems to pay tribute to their lost friend, father, son and future husband.

“Always in our hopes and never left behind

Dreams unattainable,

A friend like Andrew is one we must all find

Another life gone now,

So lost and confused,

But in all our hearts he will always be there.”

-Travis Hamilton

Facebook messages with condolences from friends and family covered Alexandria’s wall. Messages were even sent from strangers such as Allan Evens, a bystander from the houses near the accident posted a song, Wiz Khalifa’s, “See You Again” with a message.

“I didn’t know you at all, but this all happened on my street. I want to tell you my heart is with you and your kid. Andrew is looking down smiling and no longer in pain! Just know that he will be there for when you see him again.”

Stolle and her daughter have a account under the name Andrew Truesdell’s Daughter started to help raise money for support.

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Palomar student dies in car accident leaving behind girlfriend, daughter