Victor “Krook” Regalado, the Indio teen who died in a crash Sunday after fatefully tweeting the words “we drunk driving,” will be remembered this weekend at several events, according to a Facebook page set up to memorialize him.
On Saturday, friends will host a 9 a.m. car wash at Lamppost Pizza — where Regalado worked for about a year. All proceeds from car washes and pizza sold during the event will go to Regalado’s family.
Then, at 6:30 mourners will gather for a candlelight vigil at Shadow Hills High School, where Regalado was a student.
T-shirts memorializing Regalado will also be available at Saturday’s events. They will read, “ ”In Loving Memory Victor “Krook” Regalado. ’94 Till.” One of Regalado’s friends explains that he always said, “94 Till…” And, says the friend, “As you can tell, Victor’s not going anywhere.” A portion of proceeds from each $20 T-shirt sale will go to Regalado’s family.
On Monday, students at both Shadow Hills and Indio High School wore white to remember Victor, who was the sole fatality when the Jeep he was riding in went out of control and rolled about 4 a.m. on Adams Street near Avenue 40. The driver, who suffered minor injuries, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Details about two other passengers remain cloudy.