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Look Twice Save Lives motorcycle awareness group rallies around Castaneda family

Look Twice Save Lives motorcycle awareness group rides in from Amarillo (Source: KCBD Video) Look Twice Save Lives motorcycle awareness group rides in from Amarillo (Source: KCBD Video)
Look Twice Save Lives help Castaneda family (Source: KCBD Video) Look Twice Save Lives help Castaneda family (Source: KCBD Video)
Motorcycle group helps Castaneda family (Source: KCBD Video) Motorcycle group helps Castaneda family (Source: KCBD Video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The driver of a pickup truck that rear ended a motorcyclist Sunday evening is now facing an additional charge.

49-year-old James Pritchard was arrested and charged with manslaughter earlier this week, and is now charged with DWI.

He remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center Thursday night, held on a $50,000 bond.

50-year-old Sammy Castaneda died in that crash at the intersection of 50th and Indiana.

A motorcycle awareness group from Amarillo came into town to show their support to the Castaneda family, Thursday evening.

The Look Twice Save Lives motorcycle awareness group rode 124 miles down here to Lubbock, to rally behind Sammy's family and to spread their message, encouraging people to keep an eye out for motorcyclists on the roads

"Everything is just so beautiful about him and he's going to be missed," Gabriel Castaneda, Sammy's younger brother, says.

This simple act of kindness, among strangers, meant a lot to this grieving family.

"I've never met, and a lot of them told me that they've never knew my dad," Samuel Castaneda, Sammy's son, says. "But, he always said that being a biker was a brotherhood and it's really shown."

The newly formed group, Look Twice Save Lives, was founded on tragedy. But, just four weeks into its existence, they find themselves helping a third family.

"Biker awareness is a goal to us, but it's not the number one goal," Camron Munger, Look Twice Save Lives leader, explains. "Man, it's making people smile while they're going through a bad day and having a bad time."

With each friendly face and simple hug, the Castaneda family is able to find some comfort from strangers, after this terrible tragedy.

"At the beginning of the week, it was really hard to accept all of the things that were happening and with all of the help of these people, it's making it more bearable, every day," Samuel says. "Their goal isn't to help me forget, it's to help me get through and they're really doing that."

Sammy Castaneda's family are hoping his legacy will live on.

"He was the greatest man that I've ever known, besides God, he is the greatest man I've known," Gabriel says. "And, I'll always continue to strive and thrive to be more like him."

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