Local teen boy remembered

[ Taylor Thomas, pictured with a friend ]

Shortly after news that local 17 year old Taylor Thomas had been fatally injured Tuesday night, the teen’s friends took to his Facebook page to remember him. Some of his friends and family are gathering at the scene of the accident today at 3:30pm to sign a memorial.

The News-Herald reports today that DPS is looking into the incident, which involved a single vehicle heading northbound on Highway 95 north of Parker, which struck Thomas while he was on a scooter:

DPS spokesman Officer Tim Case said the call on the accident went out at 9:58 p.m. […] The driver of the car, whose name was not released by DPS, stopped at the scene.

Among the messages on Thomas’ Facebook page were the following:

“its so hard to believe this happened. . i wouldn’t let myself believe it at first . i will never forget you & the great memories we had . you were such a great person . you were always there for anyone who ever needed a friend . i hope you know how loved you were”

“You know, I’m really happy that I stopped yesterday and talked to you. Sure I was about 2 hours late to school, and all sweaty… But I’m glad you talked to me. You asked me how I was, and if I was alright. You were most definitely one of the most kind-hearted people I knew. I’m glad I made our last conversation a meaningful one.”

“Taylor you will be missed by everyone who ever met you!! You are in a better place now!! We all love and miss you!! You were a really good friend I could always talk to! We love and miss you!! Rest in peace.”

More here. News-Herald article here. Tentative arrangements for a memorial on Friday May 4th at Pop Harvey Park, including a block party at 2 p.m. with snacks and music and services at 5:30 p.m.

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