The president of a local car club,The Impressions died August 26th 2015 in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 101 and Alisos Canyon Road.Willie Garcia, 58, of Santa Maria, had a mild heart attack while driving and lost control of the vehicle, according to family members. Garcia served as the president of the Impressions Car Club since he helped start it about 15 years ago. His sister, Diane Rigalado, of Santa Maria, said he was a generous person who combined his passion for cars with giving back to the community.
The Crowd was present at The Impressions car show during labor day weekend. At the car show the Garcia family was selling barbecue to raise funds for Willie Garcia’s funeral expenses. The Crowd supported this cause by purchasing barbecue tickets and also donating $250.00 to help raise funds for Willie Garcia’s funeral.