Lobato’s family said he couldn’t wait to hang out with his friends on Halloween. While trick-or-treating in Aurora, police say he had stepped out into traffic when the driver of a car struck and killed him.
Police said the driver of the car was not speeding and stopped after the crash.
“He was a really good person and didn’t have a bad bone in his body. He never did anything harmful to anybody. He always helped lighten the mood,” said his mother, Natalie Hernandez.
Lobato had just gotten his permit to drive. When asked if he wanted to become an organ donor, he wasn’t sure what that even meant.
Little did he know that on Halloween night, his organs would be a life-altering gift to as many as 80 people.
Lobato’s family described him as a free spirit and a lover of nature. He loved to joke around and help friends.
“His smile. You could never forget it. His smile is implanted in your head forever,” said his brother Vaughan.
Lobato was a sophomore at Smoky Hill High School. His brother is a senior there.
“He was here for a reason. He was a gift. He was someone you can’t even describe in words. You can’t describe a person like him,” his mother said
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses and erect a bench in his name.