Tribute held for teen killed in ATV crash
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – Family, friends and classmates of the 17-year-old killed in an ATV crash last week gathered Wednesday night to pay tribute to the teen.
Kameron Clark was with his father, 51-year-old Thomas Clark, when their ATV was struck by a pickup truck. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Kameron and Thomas Clark were stopped just south of Watkins Road about 9 p.m. Thursday due to a previous, minor crash in the road when they were struck by the pickup.
According to the accident report, the 18-year-old driver of the pickup did not see Clark's ATV until it was too late to avoid hitting it.
There wasn't a dry eye at Calvary Baptist Church as hundreds of Kameron's family, close friends and former teachers gathered to pay their respects by sharing stories of the high school senior. Many of the stories brought laughter to those in mourning.
"I'm sorry ... but my nephew was brainwashed. He love the Patriots," said Kameron's uncle, Chris.
Along with football, family members say the Calvary Christian Academy student enjoyed T-ball, horses, and his favorite snack was a Coca-Cola and fries. Friends said that above all he loved playing basketball and bringing smiles to people's faces.
"Those last two years when Tyler graduated, I watched over Kameron while we was in school. Now he's watching over all of us," said his best friend, Sean. Kameron had strength, courage. He was the real-life superman."
Friends and family said the good times they shared with Kameron will stay with them forever.
"Cameron buddy, keep everyone smiling up there," Uncle Chris said. "I love you. You always be in my heart."
Troopers said the accident was still under investigation and it had not been determined if the driver would be charged.
A Go Fund Me page was set up to help the Clark family with funeral and medical expenses.
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