LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Family and friends are coming together, sharing their thoughts and their memories of 16-year-old Nasir Everette.
Emotions are still raw as they try to wrap their minds around this loss.
“Keep him in your guys hearts. Keep the love for him.”
It’s been two days since Everette was killed.
Family members say he and two friends were walking home when he was struck. His best friend, Ariyana Hendon, 15, who was on a bike was also hit.
“Even when he was little he was taking care of me. And I, I miss him a lot.”
The crash happened on Microtower Road around 9:15 Monday night.
Authorities say the driver was trying to pass a slower truck in a marked passing zone and that that’s when he struck the teens.
Richard Modicue is Hendon’s cousin. He says that she’s still in a coma.
“It hurt my soul to the core,” said Richard Modicue, who is Hendon’s cousin.
While her vitals are stable, he says they don’t know when or if she’ll wake up.
“She was fun, she has her teenage moments with the attitude but she’s really a good kid, and all of them were good kids. I just never imagined anything like this happening,” Modicue said.
The driver has not been charged.
They say speed was not a factor.
While authorities continue to investigate, two families are heartbroken.