BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Curtis Webb was a better skateboarder than his older brothers. He could do tricks they couldn't do.
"They would just get so mad," said Mary Webb, Curtis' mother.
Later, when 12-year-old Curtis wasn't with them, they would try to learn his tricks, she said.
"He lived for that," Larry Webb said about his son's skateboarding. "If he did something and I took his skateboard away for the day, you would think it was the end of the world."
A West Virginia State Police cruiser struck and killed Curtis Webb around midnight on March 22.
Trooper H.D. Stone was driving the vehicle and did not see Curtis, said State Police Sgt. S.F. Van Meter.
An accident report had not been released as of Friday.
The investigation is almost complete, Van Meter said. A copy of the accident report will be given to the prosecutor's office for review, he said.
"The whole thing is just a tragedy. It's a 12-year-old boy. It happened at night. Kids will be kids, the trooper never saw him," Van Meter said. "The young man was riding a skateboard on State Route 16 and it was 12:05 at night and the trooper didn't see him. That's pretty much it."
Stone was given time off to cope with the accident, Van Meter said. He has been very upset since it happened, Van Meter said.
On Friday, Curtis' uncle, Fred Nichols, walked along the stretch of Robert C. Byrd Drive where the 12-year-old was struck and found a piece of the skateboard, smashed in the accident.
"Looks like they did a real thorough job," he said of the police investigation.
Larry Webb was watching college basketball on the couch when Michael, Curtis' 17-year-old brother, came home from his job at the local McDonald's with a friend. Curtis, Michael and his friend were in a bedroom when Larry Webb fell asleep on the couch.
The boys decided to go to Wal-Mart, about a mile down the road on Robert C. Byrd Drive, Larry Webb said.
"They snuck out," Mary Webb said. "We always made sure they were home by 10.
"Curtis went with them. He always was just tagging along. He would do that all the time."
Richard, the Webbs' oldest child, was at home in bed, Mary Webb said.
"The next thing I know, I wake up and Michael has a look on his face I've never seen before," Larry said. "He was in shock."
Michael told his father that a car had struck his youngest son. Larry jumped in his car and sped to the scene.
"I took off flying down there and then I saw him in the road, covered up," Larry said.
State Police told him his son was gone.