KERRVILLE, Texas – A 17-year-old from Kerrville has died after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle Sunday night.
The teen has been identified as Matthew Cabello.
The crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Memorial Boulevard near Riverside Drive in Kerrville.
Police said a vehicle crashed into Cabello’s motorized bicycle, causing him to suffer severe injuries. He later died at Peterson Regional Medical Center.
What Mirna Castillo, Cabello's aunt, is saying:
“Everybody had something nice to say about him, and that is just beautiful.”
“Matthew was a very loving, respectful, hardworking young man. He loved his mother. He was inseparable with his mother and his younger sister, Alyssa.”
“First, we want answers. Be aware that there are people riding their bikes. Not everyone has a car. We want people to be considerate and not be on their phone, especially when it comes to bike riders.”
“I'm hoping someone comes forward ... or if a business around there can go back and look at their video and see if there was something on Sunday night around 8 p.m.”
Kerrville police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call their traffic division at 830-257-8181.
The teen's funeral will be held Thursday. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs.