A man who helped two orphaneds escape from a car crash has died.
Richard Dorsett, 74, died Monday after suffering a heart attack while helping two other people, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
He was found in a park at the end of a path near the intersection of East Market and Bodega Avenue in Anaheim, where his son worked as a mechanic, said Lt.
His son, Thomas, said his father worked in the area as a janitor and was a regular visitor to the cemetery where the two girls were buried.
He remembered him as a kind, caring man who worked in landscaping, the father said.
He said he saw Dorsets son and another man, who he didn’t know, helping the two children in the back of the car after the crash.
The car crashed into the cemetery, which was on a cul-de-sac, and was stopped by a sign that said, “No Vehicles.”
Thomas said his dad jumped out and started screaming for help.
He was holding his father’s arm when he died, Thomas said.
The children’s father was not injured in the crash and was transported to a hospital, said Harkens.
The family will be notified when their next of kin are notified.
The cause of death is not immediately known.