Student Dies From Injuries


Student Dies From Injuries
Photos, flowers, candles and handwritten messages mark the spot where Matthew Brent Myers was struck by a car while crossing Kellogg Drive Oct. 6. Myers later died.

Matthew Brent Myers, who had been injured late Thursday afternoon (Oct. 6) after being hit by a motorist on Kellogg Drive, died Saturday night at USC County Medical Center. He was 20 years old.

“This is a very sad time for the university as we lost a young man who was just beginning his life. When we lose someone, the loss is felt throughout the community,” says President Michael Ortiz. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Myers family and his friends.”

Myers, a Communications major, was attempting to cross Kellogg Drive near the Arabian Horse Center when he was struck by a motorist traveling westbound. University Police, Los Angeles County Fire and Medic 1 responded immediately after receiving the call at 5:02 p.m. He was airlifted to the hospital. University Police are investigating the incident.

A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m., at Todd Funeral Home, 570 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4745 N. Wheeler Ave. in La Verne. Internment will follow the service at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 S. Sycamore in Claremont, followed by a reception at the Myers' home, 2988 Bayberry Court in La Verne. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Matthew Myers Memorial Fund. Donations can be sent to: Kevin Myers (Matthew's father), 2988 Bayberry Court, La Verne, CA, 91750.