Wednesday, June 12, 2024


Justin Scott Dorson, 26 a 2008 Montgomery High graduate died in a motorcycle crash  Sunday morning. Dorson, a  Marine Veteran worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at Camp Pendleton. His wife Jessica, is a Navy service member. She is expecting their third child. According to the California Highway Patrol, Dorson was riding Sunday morning east on SR-94 near Community Building Road and allowed his bike to drift over the solid yellow line.Trying to avoid a head-on crash with a vehicle, Dorson swerved left, the CHP says. The motorcycle drove onto the dirt shoulder and hit a big rock, sending Dorson flying.He struck the pavement and suffered internal injuries. Paramedics tried to take him to a CalFire station in Descanso so they could airlift him from there, but he died on the way.Friends of Dorson’s family set up a GoFundMe page in his name to help with funeral and childcare costs.

Details are currently being worked out to return him to Montgomery County.

From his sister Ashley Hayes


He graduated from Montgomery High School in 2008 and was enlisted for the Marine Corps. He was a proud Marine. Our entire family is devastated beyond belief by the loss of our sweet son, brother, father, husband, uncle, and cousin. He was magnetic and his smile was contagious. Growing up with was always an adventure. We never knew what we were going to get into each day. We drove our parents crazy. He was strong and such a good man. He was the best daddy to his boys. He put them first and they were his biggest accomplishments to him. We don’t know how we are going to live a life without him. His wife is currently pregnant with his 3rd child and he didn’t get to find out what the baby’s gender was. We will always remember how he woke up everyone in the house at 3:00 AM for Christmas, even as an adult. The holidays always meant a lot to our family and we always knew that is a time when we all would be together. We aren’t sure how any of that will even be good again. He could fix anything and was there for everyone. His friend Jose Diaz told me that my brother was there for him when his mother passed recently. He stood by him while he had to say goodbye to his mom. That is the kind of heart he had. He was always there for him and everyone loved him. To know him was to be captivated by him. The world is truly dimmer without him.

We are still currently trying to get him home. Paperwork and such make this process more difficult than it already is to say the least. We are hoping for a beautiful service for a beautiful man. When we have those details I will let you know.

He is survived by:

Parents Eston and Penelope Dorson


Angela Schmitz and Brother in law Thomas Schmitz

Nephews Conner and Benjamin Schmitz

Ashley Hayes and brother in law Joey Hayes

Nieces Khloe and Emma Hayes

and baby sister Sabrina Dorson

Brother Jesse Dorson

Wife Jessica Dorson

Sons Justin Scott Dorson, Jr. (We all called him Jr.) and Jensen Dorson

Many Aunts and Uncles



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