Friends Mourn Richardson Teen Killed in Crash

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    Friends and family remember a 16-year-old who died in a crash in a parking lot.

    Family and friends of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a crash in the back parking lot of a Richardson store set up a makeshift memorial Wednesday.

    Robert Tucker, 16, was one of four people in a white Ford truck that flipped and crashed into a tree at a Super Target in the 600 block of South Plano Road.Three other teenagers in the vehicle were treated and released from Parkland Memorial Hospital.

    Loved Ones Remember 16-Year-Old Crash Victim

    [DFW] Loved Ones Remember 16-Year-Old Crash Victim
    Family and friends of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a crash in the back parking lot of a Richardson store set up a makeshift memorial. (Published Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009)

    The day after the crash, friends of Tucker left balloons, flowers, teddy bears and notes saying, "I love you," at the crash site.

    Friends consoled Tucker's older sister, Catherine, who said she and her younger brother were the best of friends.

    "My brother was an amazing, wonderful person," she said. "He was the sweetest person, caring to everyone around him. He loved everyone he met."

    Catherine Tucker came home from college at the University of Arkansas for Christmas, only to hear the tragic news.

    "I'll miss just his funny personality," she said. "Everytime we were together, we were just cracking jokes, and I felt like we were a team. Everything we did, we pretty much did together."

    Tucker died on his mother's birthday, also the day after his sister's birthday.

    Loved ones said Tucker was an All-American boy who hoped to one day serve his country in the Army.

    "He wanted to be commissioned as an officer into the Army and he never got that chance," said Tucker's friend, Chris Lowe. "He was many things, but he'll be greatly missed."

    Tucker was involved in school activities -- he was in ROTC, was a cheerleader and was a Boy Scout.

    Berkner High School students said they will always remember Tucker's magnetic personality and his beautiful smile.

    A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday at 8 p.m.