Friends remember man, 20, killed in motorcycle accident

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:23:45 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 20 2013 02:30:29 PM EST

VIDEO: A St. Augustine man gave up his helmet for his passenger and later died as a result from a motorcycle accident.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -

Police say a 20-year-old St. Augustine man gave up his helmet for his friend before their motorcycle crashed and he died.

Kyle Good was killed Wednesday when a car hit him and his friend on U.S. Highway 1 near Daniels Street, investigators said.

His passenger, Samantha Bartosch, remains in serious condition Saturday.

Channel 4's Hailey Winslow went to the Oasis Restaurant in St. Augustine, where one of Good's coworkers described the kind of man he was.

"He always put people first. He always took care of his little brother, took him around. He was just in here the other night," said Sunny Welsch, who worked with Good.

Memories of Good's life and contributions are captured in images. One image provided to Channel 4 shows the young man helping build a home on a mission trip in Jamaica.

Police said they believe the accident happened as he was leaving the beach with his friend Samantha Bartosch around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They were heading south on Ponce de Leon Boulevard when they were hit by a car.

Good and Bartosch were flown to Orange Park Medical Center, but Good died.

Friends and former co-workers at the restaurant said Good lived up to his last name, and also described him as humble and caring.

Good was passionate about martial arts and joining the United States military, a friend said.

People who knew Good said they weren't surprised investigators believe he gave up his helmet for Bartosch.

"He was willing to give up his life for our country. He knew that going into it. So it wouldn't surprise, he was definitely a great character and person," said Welsch.

Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. with Deacon Bryan Ott leading prayers at 4:30 p.m.. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Tim Lindenfelser presiding. Both services will be held at St. Anastasia Catholic Church at 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine. In Kyle's honor, the family asks that attendees wear purple, his favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kyle's name to Food for the Poor at www.foodforthepoor.org/stjosephacademy.

Craig Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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