"It was just a freak accident one of those things that happens in life," family friend Glenn Philips said.
Monday morning, 16 year old Jordan Thompson and his twin brother said goodbye to their mother and left their home in Liberty City for school. They thought it would be a normal car ride. Jordan happened to be driving.
Investigators say he tried to turn his Trailblazer South on Hwy 135, pulling out in front of a 18 wheeler.
"The two twins left to go to school and just a few minutes later, she was notified they had been in a was a wreck and when she got there, the results were obvious," Philips said.
The truck hit the driver's side door. Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cars lined the street of Thompson's home with people throughout the community. "They have been given an uplift by the community cause they got a tremendous community response but it is just difficult to understand."
Thompson was known as an outstanding student who participated in band and was a winner in the UIL Math Team in 2015. Both his teachers and classmates considered him to be the top in his class.
"Today is very difficult they are helping each other, and we're helping them as well and they are helping us and we all are trying to get through this the best that we can," school counselor Yvonne Rich said.
Sabine High School is selling 20 dollar t-shirts for Jordan and the family is accepting money to help with the costs of the funeral. As far as a memorial the family has not made a decision.
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