Family, fellow riders gather to honor fallen motorcyclist killed Friday

Joseph Larricq killed early Friday morning when he wrecked his motorcycle

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio motorcycle community celebrated the life of a young philanthropist Friday night. 25-year-old Joseph Larricq was killed early Friday morning  in a motorcycle crash.

As grief sets in, words are hard to come by for his sister.

"I can’t, it's unreal. I just can't even think right now," said Joseph's younger sister Jacqueline Larricq.

Joseph wrecked his motorcycle at 410 and Ingram. Police say he was going too fast, lost control and hit a retaining wall. He was wearing a helmet and was rushed to University Hospital, but died there soon after. 

"He was just an all-around amazing person. He helped everybody and anybody with everything and he never asked for anything back," Jacqueline said.

A lot of that help was given through the organization he founded, called "Down but not out fallen riders." He put together benefits and even memorials for bikers who were injured or killed. 

The motorcycle community came out in full force Friday night to show their love and support.

Hundreds of people gathered to pay respect to Joseph and his family, including his 3 1/2-year-old son. The little one stood surrounded by members of a dozen local motorcycle clubs, reminiscing about times with his dad.

"It's great that there's so many people that have so many good things to say," Jacqueline said.

At such an overwhelming time, one thing is clear: Joseph Larricq was loved. 

"I love my brother very much and he will live through me," Jacqueline said.

She knows the compassion Joseph showed throughout his life will never be forgotten.


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