Teen who died in White Oak Bayou remembered at benefit


An overturned truck was discovered in the water. Then three days later, the body of the man who had been driving the truck was recovered.

Family and friends of Eric Cabrera held a benefit Saturday afternoon at Vara's Sports Bar on the North Freeway.

Cabrera's body was found on Tuesday in the bayou, days after his vehicle flipped into the water during last Friday's heavy storms.

"We went to where he was found and he was just saying, 'Bye, daddy, bye,'" said family friend Michelle Perez, describing how Cabrera's son reacted. "It hurts us. He was just a real good dad."

Friends and family are raising money for Cabrera's funeral and for his two year old son.

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