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.