Private memorial services will be held Saturday for 72-year-old Fred Richardson, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in the deadly Highway 38 bus crash north of Yucaipa.

Richardson, a longtime resident of the Mountain Home Village community east of the crash site, was driving home on the highway when he was struck by a tour bus carrying tourists from San Diego and Tijuana.

Friends and family described Richardson as a man who always had a smile on his face and would often be seen waving to neighbors and visitors in the close-knit community.

Six days a week, Richardson would travel around the Yucaipa-Redlands-Mentone area serving clients through his family-owned landscaping company, Richardson Landscaping Maintenance.

Since his death, several that knew him have provided the family with an outpouring of love and support, said Beaumont Councilwoman Brenda Knight, Richardson's niece.

She added that people from all over - even as far as Hawaii - will attend the services.

Richardson, who moved to Mountain Home Village at the age of 2, leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Anita, two adult children and six grandchildren.

Several victims from Sunday's bus crash remained hospitalized on Thursday.

Two adult females and one adult male were reported in fair condition Thursday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

At Loma Linda University Medical Center, one pediatric female remained in critical condition, while one adult male was in serious condition and three adult females were in fair condition.

A friend of the Richardson family set up a memorial web page in his honor to help collect funds for the family. To learn more or to donate, visit www.gofundme.com/Fred-Richardson-Family.

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