Family Gathers To Remember Daniel Tristan

Published 04/30 2014 06:29PM

Updated 04/30 2014 10:50PM

"I love my son so much and I thank you for everything you have done, thank you," said Rosita Tristan.

Her cries echoed through the 'Billard's Plus'  on South 7th Street, here in Abilene. Just three days ago, Rosita's son, Daniel Tristan was killed in a car accident.

"Even the one's who don't know him, I thank you," she said to those who have poured out support for her and her family.

They describe Daniel Tristan as funny, outgoing, and kind.

"I don't feel like I have a best friend anymore, we were like that," said Ami Foreman. 

She was Daniel's girlfriend.

"Everybody loved him," she said. "Everybody."

Ami said she doesn't know where her life will go from here.

The only comfort friends and family can rely on now, are the memories they shared together.

"We went fishing," Foreman recalled.  He thought he caught something, it came back to be a beer can, he's like oh, its a twenty pounder!"

Taylor Fields was a close friend of Tristan, he remembered one incident during Halloween where Daniel stood up for him after someone tried to steal part of his costume. 

"It was one Halloween, I came over and I had this giant cloud sword..and somebody was there and they liked my sword too and they were gonna take off with it, and he wasn't gonna let him take it."
The family said that all they have to hold onto now are the memories, and those memories are now considered priceless. 

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