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Services announced for Amador Valley junior, student remembered for kindness

Original post made on Nov 18, 2015

Jorge Barraza, a 17-year-old Amador Valley High School junior, was remembered by teachers and friends this week for always being able to offer a smile and a good attitude. Barraza died Sunday in an incident police deemed an accident.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 1:42 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Brian
a resident of Mohr Park
on Nov 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Best check the drivers PHONE!!! I was nearly killed by a texter, but luckily just bounced 2-1/2 lanes over, tore my shoulder and busted back. I ain't buying the driver didn't see him, just where was his eyes then exactly?

Posted by shocked
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

@ Brian What a cold comment..Don't you think the police checked his phone? Did you NOT read where the young man "ran in front of his car" "30 feet beyond the crosswalk"? Where is your compassion? God forbid this happened to you and have people judge you. It was an ACCIDENT! This poor man has to live with this for the rest of his life. I can't imagine how devastated he must be..It says a lot that this man stayed and cooperated. How many people would have ran? Don't you think your comments would be better served to support the young mans family! Send your condolences. Put yourself in their shoes and the drivers shoes? God Bless all those involved...this is truly a horrible tragedy!

Posted by parent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Nov 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm

May God Bless Jorge and his family. Also the driver who also has his life forever changed. Accidents are tragic for so many involved.

Posted by Sandra Betts
a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

My deepest condolences to Jorge's family. He was a sweet boy whose kind nature touched many of us, and he will be remembered fondly. Rest in peace, dear boy. You will be missed.

Posted by Heartbroken
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

When people ASSUMED the driver was a fault, there was nothing but blame, hatred & calling for his punisshment.. He's INNOCENT people. The young man ran into HIS path! Everyone SHOULD be saddened that a young man lost his life. Everyone should also be concerned about that man & the passager who has to live with this tragedy for the rest of their lives!! This community rallied around the young mans family, as they should. I wonder what kind of support this man has from this community!! Judgemental much?

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