Friends remember victim who died in Clint rollover crash


On Monday, the identity of the man killed over the weekend in Clint was identified as 21-year-old Jesus Castro of Tornillo, Texas, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Friends and family of a man killed in a rollover early Sunday morning on Alameda Avenue in Clint were stopping by the scene of the crash all day to add to his memorial. They said he was a good friend who was well-liked in his community.

The El Paso County Sherriff's Office said the driver of the car heading westbound lost control of the car and rolled it just before 7:00 Sunday morning, killing the driver.

"He was a great friend of mine. He was a man that was always there for friends," said a friend from Tornillo High School, Carlos Benavides.

The Sheriff's Office has not yet confirmed the name of the victim, but CBS4 watched as people who loved him came to remember his life and share his story.

"His name was Jesus Castro. I knew him from school. He was well-known in town. Everybody liked him," said the victim's high school friend, Lino Macias.

His friends told CBS4 that Castro went to Tornillo High School and graduated in 2015.

"He was hard-working. He had a girlfriend with a little daughter. He left them behind," Macias said.

Alameda Avenue was shut down for two hours Sunday. The only thing left now is the memorial and his friends' memories.

"His personality," Macias said. "He was good vibes, every day. You always see him happy with a big old smile."

"He was a great guy. His personality. In every place, he was very friendly. He was never down," Benavides said.

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