Travis Barker Crash: Memorial Fund Established for Victims
Lil Chris Baker and Charles "Che" Still, who were killed by impact-related injuries in the plane crash that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM, are being honored with a memorial fund.
"With heavy hearts we offer our deepest condolences to their family and friends," Barker's clothing line, the Famous Family, said in a statement Monday that expressed "utmost sympathy and regret.
"They will always remain in our thoughts and prayers," the statement added.
A coroner in South Carolina, where the crash of the Learjet occurred, determined Monday that the pilot and co-pilot died from smoke inhalation and burns while Baker and Still were killed by impact-related injuries.
Barker, the former drummer for Blink 182, and DJ AM, suffered second and third degree burns from the incident but are expected to make full recoveries. Barker has burns on his torso and lower body and DJ AM has burns on his arm and part of his head.
Shanna Moakler, who is now back with Barker, released this statement Monday:
"There are not enough words to express how thankful we are for the outpouring of love and support we have received during this very difficult time. We can only ask for prayers as we heal and mourn the loss of our dear friends who we considered part of our family. Our lives will be changed forever."
The National Transportation Safety Board has said the Learjet's black box recording device showed the crew were aware of a blown tire before the private plane crashed into an embankment on takeoff.
Donations may be made to the funds below, for the benefit of Baker and Still's families.
Chris Baker Memorial Fund 1840 South Milliken Ontario, CA 91761
Charles Still Memorial Fund 1840 South Milliken Ontario, CA 91761