Quick Quack hosts fundraiser, family recalls loss of son killed in hit-and-run crash

Quick Quack Car Wash hosted a fundraiser for a 20-year-old Lubbock man who died after what police called a hit-and-run crash early Tuesday in South Lubbock.

 

The victim, Joshua Noble, worked for Quick Quack, along with his father and brother, John and and Travis Noble.

The 3011 50th St. location hosted the fundraiser to help raise funeral funds for the family.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., a Lubbock Police officer was patrolling a car dealership near the Loop and University Avenue when he heard a loud noise that sounded like a vehicle collision, said LPD spokeswoman Tiffany Pelt. The officer then observed a pickup truck leave the area, and he was able to locate the vehicle near 66th Street and Avenue P.

The driver of the pickup, 38-year-old Casey Baker, was pulled over and arrested on charges of failure to stop and render aid, as well as intoxication assault, according to Pelt.

John Noble said he was thankful for the officer who made the arrest.

“What gets me the most is (the driver) left my son there to die,” he said.

As the father sat with his family, he described his son as someone who always wanted to make people laugh.

Josh Noble’s great-aunt, Brenda Frutis, said she had a lot of memories of him. She said no one could ask for a better boy.

“For him to get hit like he did and died, I can’t see a good person like him (anymore),” she said.

Frutis said she used to be a manager at a bar for nine years.

“I would not let my people get so drunk that they couldn’t drive to go home,” she recalled. “If they did, I’d automatically get their keys. I would call one of their family (members) if not, then my husband would take them home.”

John Noble described Josh as a “mama’s boy.”

He said that when he and his wife, Tina Noble, made the decision to move from Missouri to Texas that Josh wanted to come along with them.

“He was up here with us because he didn’t want to let his mama go,” he said.

John Noble added how unfortunate it was that Josh Noble never actually got to date before he passed.

“He never had a girlfriend - he just met a girl, after all these years,” he said, starting to cry.

John Noble also added that Josh Noble was supposed to turn 21 on August 9, just a day after he died.

Travis Noble remembers his brother as a person who had so much to live for.

“He was very sweet, and I hope justice will be served,” he said.

A funeral service will be held for Josh Noble Monday at Sanders Funeral Home. The viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. and the service will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

He said he wanted to extend his thanks to the Quick Quack family, who has stayed by the family’s side since the crash.

He said he hopes all of the families who have lost a loved one due to an accident involving an alleged drunk driver can get together to bring about positive change.

“I hope justice is done to the person who did this,” he said.

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