Trophy Club Teacher Killed In Motorcycle Crash

TROPHY CLUB (CBSDFW.COM) – Extra counselors will be at Beck elementary School in the Northwest Independent School District. They will be on campus Wednesday to help students and faculty cope with the death of a math and science teacher.

Teacher Sam Torres was killed in a wreck that happened just before dawn on Tuesday.

Torres’ motorcycle collided with an 18-wheeler along  Highway 183 as it merges with Highway 121 in Bedford. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Northwest ISD spokeswoman Lesley Weaver said Torres served as a teacher for three years at Beck Elementary in Trophy Club.

“He was young. He related well with the students. Everyone that you hear from, teachers, parents, students… all have great things to say about him,” she said.

School administrators decided not to tell the students about the death. Parents were notified by phone and have been asked to break the news to their children.

“We’re asking families to start the conversation at home, about this situation,” said Weaver. “We think it’s a conversation best to be introduced by parents.”

Torres taught 4th and 5th grade math and science. Weaver called him a tremendous asset at the school. “He’s been a great role model for our students and it is someone that everybody could relate to and he was able to keep students engaged. He was just a great teacher. We’re going to greatly miss him.”

Family members said Sam was a man of faith who loved everyone. “Everybody wanted to be around him. He didn’t know a stranger. As soon as he met you, you were best friends with him,” said Sam’s brother, Justin Davis.

The principal at Beck Elementary said Torres taught more than just math and science. Principal Deborah McCune said, “he taught kids to believe in themselves.”

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  • DDT

    Wow, he was young. I seriously thought they accidentally put up a picture of one of the students.

    So sad.

  • karlisa

    My dad knew him. He came to our house a couple times to watch UFC. We will miss him..

  • Zoey

    This is the second year Mr.Torres has been my teacher. During this time I have learned so much.He was such a joy,he always made our class laugh. When I first heard about the death it seemed unreal.He was a great person and this should not have happened.I wish the best to his family and wife.I will always remember him. He was my favorite teacher.In loving memory.Thank you for being a good teacher.

  • Beck Bulldog

    Sammy was a friend and teammate. This is a terrible loss and just so sad for us left here on Earth…but we can take comfort knowing he is where he wants to be- with our father Lord in Heaven. See you at some point friend….keep watch over me and keep me on the right path.

  • Former Beck Bulldog

    He was my teacher in fourth grade I am very sorry for his family. At first when I heard the news I thought it was a joke but then I noticed it was real. I am in seventh grade now and still think he was the best teacher I had. I hope he is in a better place.

  • Lucas P.

    To all those who knew Sam he would not want this to shake your faith or question Gods love for you. Search your heart for the memories of Sam’s great love for you and remember it was because of Jesus Christ.

  • K.A. Bachelor

    My condolences to the family of this fine young man. It is so sad to learn of your tragedy. His students must also feel the great loss.

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