Friends remembering crash victim

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ODESSA, Texas (ABC Big 2 / FOX 24) – Family and friends are mourning the loss of young man who was tragically killed in a crash.

Arron Carrasco says he considered his close friend Jarod Clement as a second son, he remembers the last conversation he had with him.

“The night before, I mean we would spend all day on the phone just talking,” Carrasco said.

Jarod and his co-worker Lionso Rodriguez were tragically killed after their truck slammed into a semi trailer on I-20 Monday morning. Some of Jarod’s closest friends say the are still processing his death.

“I don’t think it’s actually hit yet,” said Madison Clement. “I know it’s there but I don’t think it’s actually hit and I think that’s the same for everybody.”

His friends say one of his best qualities is that he always helped others.

“Jarod was literally like an angel on earth, he had one of the biggest hearts a person could have ever had,” Clement said.

“He would do anything for anybody, he was the kind of guy that he would call at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning and ask to borrow a tool or a trailer to go help somebody else out,” Carrasco said.

Jarod’s friends also hope this terrible accident will serve as a lesson to others when out on the road.

“The West Texas roads, the oilfield traffic, the construction, the pot holes, everything out here it’s dangerous,” Carrasco said.

And for now Jarod’s friends and family will continue to honor him and carry on his legacy.

“I hope that everybody take a little bit of Jarod with them and start doing things he was doing like volunteering and being there for his friends,” Clement said.

“I think we are all proud of him and the legacy he is leaving behind,” Carrasco said.

A car show will take place this Saturday June 12 to help raise money for funeral expenses. The show will be at the Ector County Coliseum starting at 9 A.M

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