A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a truck in East Bakersfield.
The 13-year-old was identified as Alejandro Vargas Jr.
He was hit at about 7 p.m. on Niles Street at Park Drive on June 30, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Family described Vargas as an outgoing, confident kid. He was also viewed as a father figure to his younger siblings.