After the COVID-19 outbreak closed area schools last month, a Stockton youngster who started his own business was one of four persons killed in a car crash Friday night. Treyvon Breckenridge, a football player at Edison High School, was killed in Tracy. Donald Edwards, a former McNair football player, and two Patterson High School girls were also killed.
When Breckenridge’s senior year was cut short, he told FOX40 that his mom inspired him to start a business power washing garbage cans to keep himself busy and pass the business on to his brothers when he went to college.
“It’s heartbreaking. He was a wonderful kid,” Guyton said. “He would make me mad, and he had a way of putting a smile on my face so that I couldn’t be mad. That’s the type of kid he was. He was such a great spirit and a great competitor. This whole thing is unthinkable.”
The Tracy CHP announced on Facebook late Friday night that the westbound Tracy Boulevard I-205 on-ramp was closed due to a large collision. No additional details were given, and CHP did not respond to a request for comment.
Interim Superintendent Brian Biederman, a former Edison High administrator, knew Breckenridge and called him “fearless”. Next week, the district will likely organize a tribute or memory for Breckenridge, per COVID-19 public health rules.
“He had the heart of a lion. He just wasn’t afraid of anything,” Biederman said. “Every coach that you talk to about him, just the drive to win and the drive to lead.
“This kid had everything going for him. He just graduated. He was going to continue his athletic career at Delta. He just started a business. He’s like a little entrepreneur. … Just doing everything right.”
Athlete Richie Lynch described Breckenridge as “one of the most competitive kids I’ve ever met.” Sports, video games, and dominoes. So what? He never expected to lose.”
Guyton expressed sympathy for the victims’ families, a remark echoed by McNair football coach Terry Hampton.
“Stockton is sad,” Hampton said. Our hearts grieve for the families and everyone affected by the loss of four young lives. “Seeing so many young people snatched from this earth makes me sad.”
Please keep the bereaved in your prayers.