HESPERIA, CA - Eight year old Sebastian Joshua Grewal succumbed to injuries he suffered in a plane crash at El Mirage Dry Lake, according to his family. The child died at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “Sebastian passed away peacefully last night in my arms, surrounded by family,” Joshua Grewal the owner of Menchie’s frozen yogurt shop in Hesperia, told the media.
“I am humbled and touched by all the love and support from the High Desert community and I am forever thankful.” Sebastian, who loved planes and dreamed of becoming a pilot, was critically injured in the crash and was airlifted to Loma Linda where physicians treated him for severe brain injuries. During his stay, doctors performed multiple surgeries on the boy, including one to relieve pressure to the brain, according to media reports Brian Lee, 47, a family friend and pilot of the aircraft, was pronounced dead at a Palmdale hospital after being airlifted there. He leaves behind twin daughters. Lee was a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot and firefighter and paramedic.