Parents hope son's death prevents others from drunk driving
The parents of a local college student killed in a drunk driving crash last week hope their son's death serves as a reminder of the perils of drunk driving. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The parents of a local college student killed in a drunk driving crash last week hope their son's death serves as a reminder of the perils of drunk driving.
A memorial service is planned for Friday night to honor 19-year-old Leo "Trae" Roybal who was the victim of the crash last week on the west side of the Valley.
The service will be at Epic Church (8755 W. Warm Springs) at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
"Nothing will ever bring back our son. It just hurts so bad," grieves Bernie Roybal. "Drinking and driving, we've got to stop it. We've got to figure out a way to teach people that drinking and driving kills."
Danette and Bernie Roybal, Trae's parents, describe him as athletic, smart, and musically talented.
The 19-year-old died when the car he was riding in lost control and crashed.
The driver, 21-year-old Ralph Homer, had allegedly been drinking. Homer was arrested for DUI charges and remains in custody on bond.
Roybal died the same day he got an acceptance letter to University of Nevada Reno. The sophomore college student had completed a year at UNLV, but planned to transfer with scholarship to UNR in order to pursue a medical degree.