SAN ANTONIO Police are awaiting blood work on a 17-year-old who was allegedly behind the wheel of a truck that killed a young boy. Luis Landin is facing intoxication manslaughter charges.
Meantime, family members mixed with total strangers at a makeshift memorial set up on the spot where 6-year-old Brandon Abrams died.
Everybody can feel the loss of a child, said neighbor Jane Withers. Withers sits in a chair in front of a bucket where passers-by are dropping off checks and cash for the child s funeral arrangements.
The candles and stuffed animals mark the spot where the first-grader s body came to rest where, according to police, Landin lost control of his family s Ford pickup, jumped the curb and struck the boy.
Steve Abrams said his only grandson was waiting for the ice cream truck late Thursday afternoon.
I was devastated, totally devastated. This is horrible for a person to drive a car, to worry about what? Being 17, drunk, and going after his cell phone? That stuff has to stop, said Abrams.