A candlelight vigil is being held this weekend for the truck driver who suffered severe burns in an accident that claimed the lives of five teens.
On Sunday, March 10, 2013, an SUV driven by 16-year-old Jacob Paul Stipe ran a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by a tanker driven by Ezequiel Garcia.
The tanker erupted into flames. Garcia sustained burns to 65% of his body.
Tragically, the car’s occupants: Jacob Paul Stipe, 16, Derrek Lee Hager, 17, Christopher Lee Moore, 17, October Dawn Roys, 17, and her sister, Elizabeth Kay Roys, 15, all died at the scene.
Garcia remains in the Lubbock burn unit.
On Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., a candlelight vigil is being held at 1210 north Polk Street in Amarillo, Texas.
A fund has been set up for Garcia’s family at the Amarillo National Bank in the name of his wife, Kimberly Garcia.
For more information, contact Bridget Camarillo-Saenz at 806-335-5139.
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