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Family, Neighbors Share Memories of Samuel Carrasco

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By Alicia Neaves
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Nine year old Samuel Carrasco lost his life Wednesday night in Midland County after he was hit by a truck while doing what he loved, playing outside, riding his bike. Now, family and friends of Samuel are remembering his life, while at the same time coping with this horrible tragedy.

At 6:34 p.m. Wednesday evening, the intersection of WCR 122 and SCR 1311 is where nine year old Samuel Rogelio Carrasco lost his life. Now, family and friends are still trying to sink in the fact that their son, grandson, nephew and best friend is gone.

"I see your smile in the beams of the sun, the twinkle of your eyes now shines in the stars". That was an excerpt from the poem "Life Goes On", dedicated to Samuel by his family. His mother told NewsWest 9 he loved playing with Legos and he was a huge Transformers and Avengers fan.

He was one of three children in the family. He loved going to the library to check out origami books. He attended Scharbauer Elementary in Midland and according to his best friend and next door neighbor, Matea, he was truly loved by all. Samuel was especially loved by younger students in Kindergarten, always dishing out compliments and making them laugh. Matea's mother was there to hold Samuel's hand after the accident happened until he was taken to the hospital.

Samuel's mom says he just filled his bike tires with air before taking a ride Wednesday evening. It was then that his life was cut short when he ran a stop sign and collided with a Ford F-150 near his home in Midland County. He was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead, just three hours later. There is no word yet if the driver of the Ford F-150 will be facing any charges. The accident is still under investigation.

"In the air and wind, I feel your strong embrace, and your kisses from butterflies that land on my face".