Sloppy updated his Facebook page with the following message: "Soo incredibly lost and devistated my thoughts and prayers go out to all the familys and friends involved.. Thank you too all my friends for sticking with me even thru these tragic times I love you all."
Six people died at the scene while two died after being taken to a hospital Most of the 12 injured were airlifted to hospitals. Paramedics brought five adults and one child to Loma Linda University Medical Center, spokesman Herbert Atienza said.
Those killed in the tragic accident included Freeman and 24-year-old Dustin Malson of Ventura, Calif.; Brian Wolfin, 27, Anthony Sanchez, 23, and Aaron Farkas, 25, all of Escondido; Danica Frantzich, 20, of Las Vegas; and Andrew Therrin, 22, of Riverside. The name of the eighth victim had not yet been released.
Carty, who makes his living building racing trucks and selling parts on the Internet, said the crash has made him rethink his priorities.
"My obsession has been off-roading. I'm going to pull back on that a little bit and take Brian [Wolfin's] lead about family," Carty said. "I'm not giving [my family] enough time and it's not going to work like this anymore. My whole focus is going to be them."
In honor of Wolfin, Carty has started a memorial fund to provide for Wolfin's fiance and two young children. For more information, wisit the website, http://www.brianwolfin.com/, or send an e-mail to BrianWolfinMemorialFund.@gmail.com.