BROCKTON (CBS) — A father in Brockton was killed in a car crash just days before Father’s Day.
Police responded to East Street around 7:20 p.m. on Friday to find a Ford F-150 and a Saturn sedan had collided.
The truck driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the sedan, identified as 54-year-old Jorge Leite, was taken to Brockton hospital and transferred to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston before succumbing to his injuries hours later.
“I’m older now and I understand what happens a lot. My dad has been there for me a lot of times and he said if anything happened to you I’d be there for you no matter what,” Leite’s 10-year-old daughter Alyssa told WBZ-TV.
Leite leaves behind a wife and three adopted children.
“I couldn’t stop crying, my sister had to calm me down,” said Alyssa.
His family said he was pulling out of his driveway as his family finished up dinner when a pickup truck smashed into his sedan. Leite had to be extricated.
“The man was the nicest guy in the world. It was just terrible, terrible,” said neighbor William Reid.
Police have not released any more information at this time but the District Attorney’s office said the driver of the pickup truck would face charges.