Caldwell's school counselors are helping students cope with the loss of their classmates. Twin brothers Jacob and Jordan died in a car accident over the weekend. On Monday school officials and students mourned and remembered the boys.
Saturday night around 7 the Garcia family was traveling on FM 975 when the father, Antonio Garcia, lost control of the car, and it flipped over several times. 9 year old twin brothers Jacob and Jordan Garcia died. One of the boys was thrown from the car. Authorities say neither were wearing a seat belt.
On Monday employees of Caldwell ISD reached out to classmates of the boys.
"They were typical boys. They liked to play, liked to have a good time, friendly," said Caldwell Elementary principal, Dana Degarmo. He says everybody loved Jacob and Jordan.
"Jordan was a very creative little boy, very artistic. He liked to draw, enjoyed working with other students on projects that they were doing. Students are really going to be missing him," said Tracy Meyer, Caldwell Intermediate principal.
Helping the children cope with the loss is everyone's goal now.
"This morning we talked about feelings, sad feelings, and how to deal with those and how we can help each other through difficult times," said Degarmo.
"I think it's going to take some time to get used to. I don't think it's really sunk in with a lot of them yet but we're just trying to push the issue of safety and wearing seat belts," said teacher Lana Vykukal.
Classmates and teachers say Jacob was very caring and they'll always remember how he made people smile.
"We'll remember his smile and laughter and what a friendly person he was," said Degarmo.
Antonio Garcia remains at St Joseph. His last known condition was critical. The boys' mother, Crystal Garcia, is at the Med in College Station and listed in good condition. 3 year old sister Savannah is also said to be doing well. DPS is still investigating.
The Garcia family is asking for help with the expense of burying their two sons. Any help or donations are appreciated.
To: Jordan & Jacob Garcia Memorial Fund
Where: State Bank
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