Florida Teen Killed while Trying To Help a Driver Steered in a Ditch


According to reports, a Florida high school student was involved in an accident on Sunday as he tried to help another driver. 

Nick Miner, 18, was in a pickup truck when he stopped on the side of the road to aid a driver who was stuck in a ditch, according to officials. 

Miner was thrown out of her vehicle after a Honda Insight driven a 27-year old woman struck Miner’s pickup. His truck flipped over and landed on the teen, killing him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and WESH.

According to the outlet two young women were also seriously injured and were taken to the hospital.

Miner was a senior football quarterback at East River High School. Friends and colleagues are grieving the loss of Miner. 

“It hurts. He was a brother of the family. I wish he was still here,”Parker Stoner, Miner’s football teammate Fox35 Orlando.

According to the outlet a memorial roadside was set up at Miner’s site.

Becky Watson, East River High School Principal Issued a statement saying, “I know I speak for our entire East River High community when I express the grief felt at the loss of one of our own.” 

Monday was a day that school officials offered grief counseling on campus to any student or staff member. CBS.

A GoFundMe was set up to cover funeral expenses for the Miner family. The fundraiser had received just $54,000 of their $50,000 goal as of Tuesday. 

According to officials, the crash is currently under investigation. 

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