Virginia Beach mom searches for Good Samaritans who helped her son during fatal fire

Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-14 20:09:14-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - "The hurt is over the top, but I know that he would want me to be happy," Karen Cahoon tells NewsChannel 3.

When she looks back on her son, Bobby Zortman's life, she and her brother, Will Pillar, can't help but smile.

"He had so many friends. These last couple days, I didn`t realize how many and I`m grateful that he had that," she said.

Bobby was killed while driving on I-64. His truck veered off, hit a column near the Battlefield Boulevard overpass, and it went up in flames.

This past week, there were more than 350 people at his funeral.

"He was the light of the room. He was fun," Pillar said.

But there are still two people who they want to meet.

Two men who were driving on I-64 stopped when Bobby's truck burst into flames. They went inside of the burning truck, and pulled him out.

"I really want to meet them. I want to tell them thank you for being his angels.  I just want to hold their hand. And let them know how much it means to this family," they told NewsChannel 3.

But for now, they just look back on his life with a smile.

"I did the best I could. I wanted to make sure he`s seen the good things in life and be positive about things and just never give up," Cahoon said.