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Police Identify Man Killed by Car on North Figueroa

Erick Borboa was killed early Thursday morning by a drunk driver.

Police have identified the man who was crushed to death by a Jeep early on Thursday morning on North Figueroa Street as 30-year-old Erick Borboa.

According to Sergeant Larry Delgado of LAPD's Central Traffic Division, motorist Richard A. Edurson was found to be under the influence of an intoxicant at the time of the accident.

Central Traffic's incident report states that Edurson was traveling on North Figueroa Street north of Woodside Drive in his vehicle when he lost control and crashed into a Borboa, who was pinned between Edurson's Jeep and a parked Toyota.

Edurson's vehicle then continued along Figueroa before crashing against a tree.

Borboa, 30, lived in Hollywood, and described himself on his Facebook page as "driven by my wild heart, but grounded by my old soul."

Pictures of Borboa posted online show that he had an affinity for skateboarding and motorcycles. On his Instagram account, Borboa posted pictures of fliers for gigs where he was scheduled to DJ.

"Erick Borboa was someone you wanted to meet, and if you didn't you were going to meet him anyway. He was the kind of guy that if he had been introduced to you from his friends two minutes ago, he'd already have a drink ready to share with you," said friend Davey Cooperwasser. "[He was] a true larger than life personality that attracted many people around him. Erick was that guy in the middle of the room people were listening to, laughing, and singing with--literally. A man who loved The Beatles, motorcycles, and skateboarding to name a few of his talents and interests."

On the motorcycle blog At The Risers, Jason Weber memorialized Borboa with a post showing images of him skating and riding an ATV.

"Sharp dresser, party animal and all around nice guy...Borboa, you'll be missed by many," Webert wrote in the blog post.

"Rest in Peace Erick Borboa, you had the biggest personality and best dance," commented Leila Ramsey on Patch. "You did not deserve this."

Ish December 14, 2012 at 07:16 PM
So sad. My condolences to his family and friends. May he RIP.
Felicia December 14, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Didn't know him well, but everything above is true. The night I met him he approached my group and immediately offered to buy my friends and I a round of drinks at a New Year's party he hosted. He was a really friendly, fun person to be around who loved to share his passion for vintage music. Really sad. The world is a better place with more people who just want to put on a record and dance.
thebaremonads December 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
We Will miss you! The Bare Monads
Debbie December 15, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Please like the Erick Borboa memorial fund on fb for updated event info. Also, if you are lead and able to make any size donation to help the family make final arrangements, you can do so on any computer from that page thru PayPal. Or walk into any Wells Fargo and ask to make a deposit into the Erick Borboa Memorial Fund. Thank you from the Borboa family
Hooper Humperdink December 15, 2012 at 05:41 AM
A death sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time seems to be "normal" in LA too many times to count. I wonder if the cold hearts at the DOT ever care about people like you and me as we cross the street, walk to the store, head home from the bar, or simply go about our lives without a 2,000 lbs shield around us. It isn't fair that the public right of way is wide open for drunks and lunatics while most everyone else is sitting inside glued to the TV scared shitl***.
Oscar Fonseca December 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM
RIP primo ....descansa en paz good people die young

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