CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - A Corrigan man died Thursday morning after driving head-on into a dump truck in Webb County.
Bradley Scott Currie, 19, died at 9:10 a.m. at the scene.
According to the DPS report, Currie was driving a 2011 Dodge pickup southbound on FM 1472, at 7 a.m., when he crossed the center line and hit a dump truck, driven by Serabio Perez, 51, of La Grula. Both vehicles caught on fire. Perez suffered a hand injury but is in stable condition at a Laredo hospital.
Both men were wearing seatbelts.
Hunter Bullock and his friends are trying to understand how their best friend is gone.
"There's so much I'm going to miss about him," Bullock said. "I don't even know. I can't even think about it."
"It still doesn't seem real right now," John Hooks said. "Seems like it's like a bad dream or something."
The Corrigan-Camden High School graduate was near laredo working on an oil rig.
"He liked to work," Bullock said. "He would've went somewhere in that business. He was a really hard worker."
"He would do anything for anybody like if anybody asked him to do something he would be the first person to go do it," Purvis said.
High school brought the guys together, where Currie's former teachers say he could make everyone smile.
"He's one of those that made the room come alive," said Susan Torrez, Currie's former world history teacher. "He kept me on my toes."
"He was very intelligent, very bright and I truly believe that that light that he had was going to take him a lot further in life," said Kathy Aragon, Currie's former chemistry teacher.
Currie's former geometry teacher says he strived to be successful.
"He had gotten a job on a pipeline and they had sent him to school and he came by and said, 'Mr. Provasek I just want to tell you thank you,'" Ernest Provasek said. "I said, 'What for?' He said, 'They sent me to school,' and he said, 'They had a problem on the board and nobody could answer it but me,' and he said, 'It was because of what you taught me in Geometry class.'"
Those who knew Currie best, say even in death, he's teaching them a valuable lesson.
"I think this is one of those tragic things that just shows us how precious life is and I hope that's what they get," Torrez said.
"How you can be gone within a heartbeat and you don't know when your time is to come?" John Hooks said.