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Remembering 2 Selma students killed in a violent crash

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hundreds packed Selma High School's football field Wednesday to honor 17 year olds Anthony Caro and Jesse Lujan. The two teenagers tragically lost their lives in a car crash just outside of Kingsburg Monday night.

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There weren't a lot of dry eyes at Staley Stadium as hundreds of people packed the bleachers. A lot of them told Action News this candlelight vigil helped them in the healing process as they continue to mourn the loss of two teenagers who were great childhood friends.

Candles helped illuminate the bleachers at Selma High School Wednesday night. Hundreds of people filled the stands while dozens of family members from the Lujan and Caro family consoled one another down on the track.

Anthony Caro's sister Alyssa and his father Al became emotional when talking about Anthony.

"I know my brother loved me so much. Every night he would yell across the my room and tell me good night Alyssa. Or he would come into my room and tell me that he loved me." said Alyssa Caro.

"He was my only son. I miss him so much." said Alfonso Caro.

Pictures from a slide show brought many to tears. Anthony Caro and his friend Jesse Lujan were prominent athletes for Selma High School. Caro had wrapped up is illustrious football career and graduated this past summer. And Lujan was looking to continue his stellar play on the basketball court as a senior. Lujan's girlfriend and father also became emotional during the vigil.

"I don't get a chance to see my baby on the football field, on the baseball field, on the basketball court." said Jesse Lujan Sr.

"He told me that we had 10 more months. He planned on graduating and he wanted be a PE teacher. Because that's what he liked to do and he liked to play sports." said Serena Ramirez.

The two tragically lost their lives Monday night after someone struck their car just outside of Kingsburg. The California Highway Patrol says the driver who hit them had the right of way, but for some reason ran from the scene. None of that matters now as family and friends continue to grieve.

"Now that they're not here. It's just so sad. And they're going to be remembered for who they are. But it's not so much of a goodbye it's a see you later." said Skye Quintana.

There are separate funeral services for both Anthony Caro and Jesse Lujan.

Services for Anthony Caro:
Rosary: Sunday, July 31st at 7PM

Funeral: Monday, August 1st at 9AM

Both services will be held at:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
2441 Dockery Avenue
Selma

Services for Jesse Lujan:
Viewing: Monday, August 1st from 4PM -7PM
Page Funeral Chapel
2014 Arrants Street
Selma

Funeral: Tuesday, August 2nd at 10AM
Valley Life Community Church
3200 McCall Avenue
Selma

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