SAN ANTONIO – A car crash killed two men off Southeast Military Highway just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
One of the men killed was Gage Feilen, 25.
"It happened so quick," said Robert Feilen Jr., the victim's brother. "In the flip of a switch, my best friend's gone."
"(He was a) very good man," Feilen Jr. said. "(He was a) full-time student, veteran, he fought for our country. He wanted to stay home and play video games last night."
Feilen's dad said his son had been attending college thanks to his GI bill.
"He had a good future ahead of him," Robert Feilen Sr. said. "He was going to Incarnate Word. (He was a) second-year student.
The brothers were set to join friends for pizza and a car show. Gage set out with Santiago Garcia, who police said lost control of his car, veering into oncoming traffic. Emergency medical service officials said both men died at the scene of the crash.
"One of the men's wives called, said there was an accident, so we all jumped in our cars and went to the scene," Feilen Sr. said. "That's when I saw his bumper on the street and I knew it was them."
Gage Feilen's family said that he doesn't drink and is usually the designated driver.
"I'm a single father and my son woke up today and asked when uncle Gage was coming home," Feilen Jr. said. "It was hard to tell him 'He's not coming home anymore.'"