CHANDLER, AZ - A day after an 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by a truck, friends and family jumped into action to raise money to help the family.
Aaron Arnold was crossing Arizona Avenue near Knox Friday on his bike when he was hit by a truck. The driver took off, and Arnold died at the scene.
"Not knowing if he was alive or dead and just leaving the scene is unreal in my mind," said his uncle, Stacy Neal.
Ronnie Chavez, 24, later returned to the scene and was arrested. ABC15 learned that Chavez was on bond for charges tied to a major drug bust in May.
At the car wash, Arnold's family described him as a funny, sweet kid with an adventurous spirit. They say he loved sports and especially loved riding his bike.
"We talked about everything," said his 14-year-old brother Tyler. "He was nice and cool to hang around."
An account has been set up at Wells Fargo banks in Aaron Arnold's name, and the account number is 6125099900.
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