The father of an eleven-year-old killed in a crash on Southwest Military Drive on Monday morning says his son was a good student and was going to be given an award for his artwork at school on Tuesday.
He was bringing me all hundreds, said Henry Barrientos, whose son Brian died after being airlifted to University Hospital.
Brian was riding with his mother and three younger siblings in a pickup truck when police said it was struck from behind by a Ford Taurus around 8 a.m. Monday.
The eastbound truck then crossed into the westbound lanes near Old PearsallRoadand hit a minivan.
The truck rolled several times, injuring all five people inside it.
The driver of the Ford Taurus, 27-year-old John Albert Hernandez, was treated for injuries, then charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Police said he could face additional charges.
The driver of the minivan was continuing to recover from his injuries at an area hospital.
Brian's friends in his west-side neighborhood gathered just down the street from the Barrientos' home to remember their friend.
He was a good person. He was lovable. He liked to help people, said neighbor Yessenia Cisneros, who was also Brian's classmate at Sam Rayburn Middle School.
Brian's mother, his nine-year-old and seven-year-old sisters and his two-year-old brother continue to recover at University Hospital.