NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH)-About 100 people gathered Monday night to remember a Noblesville teen gone too soon.
The pain could be heard in their voices as some of them shared memories of 18-year-old Frank Alvarenga.
“It’s really crazy to see such an amazing person go at such a young age and its very sad,” said a friend.
“I was with him actually 30 minutes before he died so. He said before he leaves for California, he gave me his bracelet,” said a friend.
Alvarenga was hit by two vehicles Friday night while riding his skate board on 191st Street and Golden Meadow Way. Police said both drivers stopped, but Alvarenga died at the hospital.
“Frankie was just a really outgoing person. He always had a smile on his face,” said brother Ernesto Alvarenga.
Friends said Alveranga was a good person, great artist and loved The Lord.
Friends in the Young Life group he belonged to honored his life and talked about how he touched others.
“We know that Frankie is in a better place now and my prayers go out to his family and all those people that knew him. He was really an amazing person,” said a friend.
The former Noblesville High School football player impacted a lot of lives. His brother Ernesto said he will always remember him as the best brother anyone could ask for.
“I will always remember something that comforted me. He always talked about how he wasn’t scared of death. He knew where he was going and he just developed a good relationship with God,” he said.
Alvarenga leaves behind a sister, brother, his mother and step-father. His funeral is Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Carmel.