Mr. Wagenleitner was 20 years old.
As the oldest of six children, Mr. Wagenleitner was a big brother, a farmer and enjoyed hobbies, such as making beats and wood-working, as well as visiting the mountains and beach.
He was a proud big brother who often boasted about his siblings.
Candice Wagenleitner, the mother of Austin Wagenleitner, posted on her Facebook wall
“He was a proud big brother who often boasted about his siblings,” mother Candice Wagenleitner posted on her Facebook wall. “He worked for his grandfather farming raisins and was just hired by Walmart to work as an associate in their hardware department.
“He attended New Harvest Church with his family and participated in the college group at Northside Christian Church. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.”
Meanwhile, a gofundme.com page has been created in honor of Aaron Beasley, who also died in the car crash, to help raise money for his family.
As of Monday evening, the page had received $5,950 with a goal of $15,000.
$15,000 The goal on the gofundme.com page that honors Aaron Beasley
Mr. Beasley was 19.
He had been working at J&S Pools the past few months, enjoyed racing dune buggies and visiting Pismo Beach.
“His heart was felt by everyone he spent time with,” mother Sarah Young Beasley wrote in a family statement. “He loved his family, friends and the great outdoors. His loving heart, contagious smile and big blue eyes will be missed by all.”
On May 1, the car that carried Mr. Wagenleitner and Mr. Beasley, as well as survivor Jason Kirby, somehow landed down a steep, rocky embankment near the four-lane highway about a mile west of Beal Fire Road, between Auberry and Shaver Lake.
The men left Clovis about 9:30 p.m. Monday night. The crash is believed to have occurred about 11 p.m.
The crash remains under investigation by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Remembering Austin Wagenleitner
FAREWELL FUNERAL SERVICE
- Info: 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Harvest Church
- Age: Mr. Wagenleitner was 20 years old