Dozens of family, friends & fellow motorcycle riders hold car wash for mother killed in crash Friday

Posted at 2:33 PM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 20:19:30-05

She was so much to so many people. Dustina Steele was described as a mother, a girlfriend, a daughter and a friend. 

Saturday, Scottsdale police identified the 28-year-old as the motorcyclist killed Friday in a crash involving an SUV.

But, on Sunday, those who knew her showed up in a big way.

They held a car wash at the Valero near 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Peoria to help the family raise donations for her funeral and for her three young children. 

Those who knew her say she was louder than the motorcycle she revved up. 

"She was never quiet," Beau Haslam said. "Never stopped talking, you know."

Haslam was one of those friends who rode his two wheels beside Dustina Steele, also known at "Tina Love." 

"A lot of people have all said that she was the first person who introduced herself to the group," Haslam said. "New rider show-up, she'd go running over — run around and introduce them to everybody. She was a really good person." 

And it may be that she gets her loud personality from her aunt, Shelly Almazan. 

"My niece Tina was very outgoing to everybody," Almazan said. "She did not care what anyone thought and she would be the goofball."

Almazan spent Sunday walking up and down the streets, yelling out to get donations and to raise awareness for motorcycle riders. 

She said this car wash is helping the entire family and community cope. 

"It helps us remember all the good of Tina and be happy and celebrate her life and not just sit there and grieve about her passing," Almazan explained. 

The goal is to have another car wash next week.That one will be at Mesa Drive and Broadway Road on Saturday, Dec. 17. 

If you would like to help the family they've set up a GoFundMe donation page.