Grieving community brothers killed in crash near Boswell High School – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Less than a mile from Boswell High School in Fort Worth, a memorial to two teenage brothers killed in a car crash Wednesday afternoon is growing.
Isaiah Lopez was a senior and his younger brother Elijah Lopez was a freshman, Boswell High School principal Nika Davis confirmed in a statement. Both were killed on Wednesday when police said they collided head-on with a large pickup truck in the 5000 block of West Bailey Boswell Road around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In an update emailed Thursday, a spokesperson for the Fort Worth Police Department said witnesses reported the car carrying the brothers was traveling in the eastbound lanes at high speed when the driver was driving. lost control and entered the westbound taxiways. The car collided with another car in the westbound lane carrying three people.
Anita Tenorio, mother of a Boswell High School student, said she has known the family for years. Both brothers played baseball, Tenorio said.
“The younger Elijah was just… we just had him. My husband just trained him on Saturday morning here in Bos,” she said. “He was so excited to be there, you know? My husband had the good fortune to train them both during the fall and summer. “
A GoFundMe page set up for funeral and memorial expenses raised over $ 100,000 at 4:30 p.m. Thusday. A spokesperson for GoFundMe has confirmed that all funds will be transferred and accessed by the boys’ mother, Clarissa Lopez.
“Saturday, she [Clarissa] was just cheering on them, you know? So excited they were both in high school together. It just hurts. Our community is suffering for the family, for sure, ”Tenorio said. “These boys are her life.”
A vigil was held outside Boswell High School on the baseball field Wednesday night hours after the crash, according to an ISD Eagle Mountain-Saginaw spokesperson.
Greg Holle, manager of the Fort Worth Texans Baseball Club selected baseball team, said the brothers are known for their talent for the sport, but will be remembered for more than that.
“It’s surreal to even talk about it, to see everything people post. They are, at a tee, what you want as a parent, ”he said. “The level of respect, education, work ethic. It was all there.
Isaiah had been with the baseball club for three years and Elijah was likely ready to play with them in the future, Holle said.
“The baseball side, for me, is yeah … OK, that was the way we met, but in the grand scheme of who they were … it’s so irrelevant because it ‘is everything else, ”he said. “You see it directly. You see Clarissa, you see their mother, working her tail, doing all of this to provide for these children. Never missed a beat. This stuff just leaked. They are what you want. They are what you aspire to bring your kids out like they were, so you know about them. “
As the family moves forward, Tenorio said they are asking the community to support them in any way they can.
“They’re everyone’s boys. Absolutely, they are. A huge community behind them, ”she said. “I want the community to keep praying for them and be there for the family, you know? Not just on what happened. I don’t focus on what happened. Focus on family, mom, little brother Jacob, dad.
Police said two people in the other car involved were taken to hospital for their injuries. The third occupant was treated and medically released at the scene on Wednesday.