Family devastated after Greece Arcadia grad killed in Las Vegas crash

Family of Paul Hindmarsh said he just got married Memorial Day weekend, and was set to go to Hawaii for his Honeymoon in October. (photo provided to 13WHAM)

Las Vegas, Nevada - The family of a Greece native who recently moved to Las Vegas said he was killed Friday night in a crash.

Paul Hindmarsh, 36, was riding his motorcycle late Friday when police say a car tried to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle, leading to the collision.

Hindmarsh graduated from Greece Arcadia High School more than 15 years ago.

His family says they've always known Paul was a generous, caring person. But they say they never knew just how much of an impact he left on the people he met.

Susan Hindmarsh, Paul's mother, spoke to 13WHAM from Las Vegas on Sunday, and said the outpouring of support from those who knew her son has been overwhelming.

"I know his generous nature and I know how kind he is, but I had no idea, said Susan. "My husband didn’t either."

"I didn’t realize how much he impacted people he met."

Susan and her husband moved to Las Vegas about two years ago. Paul moved out earlier this year for a new job. They say he married a former Greece-Arcadia classmate in May.

Susan says her son was returning a move to a store when he crashed.

"He was his own person and although I really hated that motorcycle, I had to respect his love for it," said Susan. 13WHAM's sister station in Las Vegas reports Paul was wearing his helmet, and impairment isn't believed to be a factor in the crash.

Susan says family is making arrangements to bring Paul's body back to Rochester, and hold services in his honor next week.

For now, she says the family is trying to come to terms with the tragedy.

"He just loved everybody in the family," said Susan. "He was a really good person, and it broke everyone’s heart."

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