Update: Services Set For Teens Killed in Crash
Benefit Concerts, Fund Set Up For Victims' Families
The man accused of driving drunk and killing two teens who were helping a stalled friend on the side of the road was driving on the shoulder of the road well before striking the 16-year-olds, according to a police report of the crash.
John Cervoni and Aaron Carrillo, both 16, were trying to jump start a fellow band member's car on Loop 375 on Friday, when Hector Tellez, 32, allegedly crashed into the stalled car. Cervoni and Mark Dobbs, another band member, were in the car Tellez allegedly hit. Carrillo was outside the car trying to jump start the vehicle. He was thrown 80 feet by the impact of the crash.
Ryan Bustillos, the bassist for the band, Ancient of Days, said he got to the crash minutes after it happened and before police.
"We said there was a third person and we didn't know where he was, so we found his shoe laying by the car and we were like, 'Where is he, that was Aaron's shoe,' and we saw the Fire Department shine the light and we were like, 'Oh crap, I think they found Aaron.' And I saw his body just laying there and I turned around; I didn't even want to look at it. As soon as I turned around, I just saw them put the white sheet on him. I couldn't believe it," Bustillos said.
The teens had just finished playing a show. It was the one-year anniversary of the teenager's Christian rock band and the 17th birthday of the band's lead guitarist, Austin Romero. The day before, the four teens had gone to Bob O's for a day of fun. Romero described it as the "funnest day of the summer."
"I'm glad that they are both strong believers in Christ, especially Aaron. God was his passion and I know for a fact that they're both in heaven right now. I have no doubt that that's where they're at because that's how much they loved Christ," said Romero of Carrillo and Cervoni.
The police report also states Tellez, the driver who police said caused the crash, smelled of alcohol.
"I wanted to hit him so bad, because he was there and he was perfectly fine, nothing was wrong with him. I just wanted to hit him so bad." said Bustillos of Tellez.
"Everybody wants vengeance. I see at as vengeance isn't going to bring happiness. You get it and you're left with nothing. You're left with more sadness," Ramos said.
Services for Carrillo will take place Thursday, with viewing from 5-9 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. at Mt.Carmel Funeral Home, 1755 N. Zaragoza. His funeral service will at 10 a.m. Friday at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest.
Services for Cervoni will be from 5 to 9 p.m. July 15 at Martin Funeral Home, with the rosary from 7-8 p.m. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. July 16 at St. Pius followed by burial at Evergreen East on Montana.
There will be two concerts to benefit the families of Carrillo and Cervoni.
The first will be Friday at the Percolator, 217 N. Stanton. The cost is $5.
The second concert will be from noon to 10:30 p.m. July 28 at Cohen Stadium. This event was originally going to take place at Open Gate Church, but has been moved to Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Cost in $10. For more information, click here.
A memorial fund has also been set up to help the families. Donations can be made to the Benefit Memorial Fund for Jon and Aaron at Wells Fargo: Routing number: 112000066 Account number: 1279293367
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