A woman was killed during a charity motorcycle ride to help the victims of another deadly motorcycle crash. The bike went down on West Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. Passenger Denise Chancellor was killed in the crash. But she died doing something she loved, helping others.
“She squeezed my side and said baby you got this when the bike started losing control. She said baby you got this. And I didn’t have it,” Billy Powell said.
He said he will never forget his fiancé’s last words. And he’ll never forget the doctor telling him she didn’t make it.
“So, I just started yanking off stuff and just climbed out of bed and I walked outside and saw my mom and she was a panic. She was like son you have to go back in there and I said Denise is gone.” Powell said.
For Denise Chancellor, every day was a good day. But Saturday was extra special. It was the day before her 31st birthday, and she was riding with the charity group Downed Bikers Association, raising money for another couple involved in a fatal crash.
“And then I stated getting closer to the other motorcycles, so I tried to move out of the way. That’s the last thing I remember. I woke up in the hospital,” Powell said.
Derick Holman, President of Downed Bikers Association, fought back tears as he talked about the first fatal accident the group has ever experienced during a run.
“Saturday was a rough day.It was a rough day Aaron and you know, it’s like what do you do? How do you keep moving forward?” Holman asked.
Powell said Denise was the yin to his yang; and he became the dad to her 5-year-old son.
“Every morning his ritual is, I’ll have my coffee, he’ll jump up in my lap and just snuggle with me. I love you. I love you too buddy. And we’ll just sit there and then his mom will get up and she’ll say can I get some of that lovin? And I’ll never forget. He’ll say is it ok for me to give her some too? And I’m like you better get over there,” Powell said. “You know she was beautiful inside and out.”
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