Logan Scherer, 9, was killed in a multi-car pileup in Hernando County Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Logan Schere, 9, died Thursday in a multi-vehicle crash on I-75
  • His parents and little sister were also injured, but survived
  • Concern from neighbors, condolences from classmates are pouring in for the family

Jake Goodman, 8, says he just misses his friend.

"We liked to ride bikes and we did a lot of games together," said Jake.

The boys were best friends, neighbors and went to Symmes Elementary together in Riverview.

The Goodman’s who live a few doors down from the Scherer’s kept their son home Friday to help him deal with the death of his friend.

"He was just a really good kid, he’s 9 years old," said Bill Goodman, Jake's father. "This just feels so senseless."

Troopers say traffic along the stretch of I-75 near mile marker 302 was traveling slowly, or maybe even stopped, on Thursday due to an accident a few miles down the road. A driver failed to slow down and slammed into the Scherer's car, causing a chain reaction. Six cars total were involved.

Troopers say Logan’s parents, Jordan and Brooke Scherer and his 5-year-old sister survived.

Brooke Scherer is an Associate Professor at the University of Tampa.

"We are concerned about them," said Goodman.

Concern from neighbors and condolences from classmates are pouring in for the family. A GoFundMe.com site is trending. Logan’s friends at Symmes Elementary School created cards for the family. The Hillsborough County School District says grief counselors have been available for the children.

The Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending and the investigation could take months to complete.

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