Friday , February 23 2024

Family Speaks About Teen Killed in Crash on the Way to School

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The family of a 14-year-old Clovis East High School student who died in a car crash on his way to class is speaking about the tragedy.<br /><br />Bill Moua was one of seven siblings, raised in a traditional Hmong household in Fresno.<br /><br />&quot;He was very young. He worked so hard in school and worked hard with me around the house,&quot; his father Thao Moua said. <br /><br />Thao said his son missed the bus to school the morning of the accident. So he asked another son, 22-year-old Richard to drive Bill to class. <br /><br />&quot;We have a big loss and now we still worry a lot about Richard,&quot; Moua said. <br /><br />Richard came to a two way stop at Leonard and Shields Avenues just a mile away from the high school. The CHP says Richard stopped at the stop sign but then drove into the path of a Ford Edge going Westbound on Shields. <br /><br />Both drivers survived but Bill Moua died at the scene. <br /><br />His father says Richard is in a lot of pain from the accident physically and emotionally. <br /><br />&quot;Dad how come it’s Bill and not me. He always says that and I say no it was an accident. He still says why Bill and not me because I am the driver I feel like I killed Bill,&quot; Moua said. <br /><br />Now their family is planning Bill’s funeral. A traditional Hmong Service they say will last several days. <br /><br />They have set up a Go Fund Me Account online and are hoping the community will help them raise funds for the service. <br /><br />&quot;He’s so young and his life was cut short. He has a lot of great potential. It’s a great loss for his parents and for me as well,&quot; May Vang, Bills aunt said. <br /></div>

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