Family and friends are remembering a Churubusco man killed Thursday night in a car crash.
Cameron Amber, 20, died after his car hit another on U.S. 33 in
Cameron was a football player, an expecting dad, and a friend. His death has shocked the small community where he lived. But friends and family are remembering his life—one that touched many people.
“He would give you the shirt off of his back,” said his father, Bob Amber. “It hurts beyond belief. But since the moment that we found out, this community has embraced my family.”
That community includes Cameron's teachers and coaches at
“I’ll miss seeing him, and his jokes, and stopping by and everything,” said Brenda Saggars, a family and consumer sciences teacher. Saggars knew Cameron as a student, but they shared a special relationship that extended outside the classroom.
“He would stop by if I needed something done or they'd stop by and drive up, plow my driveway even,” said Saggars.
Cameron’s father says his son loved his teacher.
“When you bring up Mrs. Saggars, he loved her,” said Bob Amber. “He begged for his graduation that she bake his cake for graduation, and she gladly did for us.”
Gary Smith, Cameron's government and
“The kids liked him,” said Smith. “I could put him in any group, and he'd get along with them.”
Cameron loved football and played quarterback for the high school team.
“He did a lot for us in the football field, and we won a bunch of games with him at quarterback, so that was a good thing,” said assistant coach Zach Dock.
Cameron leaves behind family, friends, and his fiancé. The couple is expecting a baby next year.
Cameron's death comes on the heels of another tragedy in