PHILLIP M. “Chud” MORENO was born in Torrance on October 01, 1981 and passed away on November 25, 2012. He was tragically struck by a drunk driver while he crossed the street at Torrance Bolevard and Madrd Avenue. According to police reports, Moreno ended up on the hood of the driver’s car and was dragged for several blocks before bystanders stepped in and flagged down the car.
The driver, identified as 51 year old Sherri Wilkins of Torrance, has been charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter. Wilkins is a drug and alcohol counselor at Twin Town Treatment Center in Torrance. Her blood alcohol level on a preliminary screening device was more than twice the legal limit.
The friends and family of Phillip Moreno are accepting donations on behalf of Phillip’s immediate family, all proceeds from which will be used to help with medical and funeral expenses.
There are 3 different ways that parties can contribute to the fund:
1. An online portal has been created at youcaring.com (http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/In-Loving-Memory-of-Phillip-Moreno/35737) where individuals can contribute using debit or credit cards.
2. A Trust account has been setup with the Torrance Community Credit Union, ACCT#: 953531-02. The routing # for the account is 322283152. The bank is also accepting in person and mailed donations, make sure the check is clearly marked with “Phillip Moreno Fund” and the account #: 953531-02.
Torrance Community Federal Credit Union
2377 Crenshaw Boulevard Suite 150
Torrance, CA 90501
3. Contributions can also be mailed to the family’s attorneys at:
Law Offices of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C.
ATTN: Phillip Moreno FUND
9454 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Click Here to make an online donation using credit card, debit card, or bank account.