PICO RIVERA (CBSLA) — Friends gathered Saturday afternoon to remember a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run in Pico Rivera.

The group placed flowers and candles near the site of the accident on Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard.

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The teen, Anthony Rojas Hernandez, was crossing the street Friday at the crosswalk when a truck crashed into him.

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The teen was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

“I saw him there at the hospital, and I was just in tears,” Justin Villa, one of the teen’s friends, said. “It broke my heart. I’m devastated. I just lost my best friend, my brother.”

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The driver of the truck left after hitting the teen. A man in his 50s was later found and arrested in connection with the crash.