On Friday morning, May 17, 21-year-old Demossi Jarod Weaver was hit by a truck, whose driver kept going and left the scene. Weaver was walking or standing just off Old Highway 441 when the accident happened near Harris Road around 5 AM. Troopers are now searching for the driver.
Because the driver didn’t stop, Weaver didn’t receive any medical attention, and his body was found later by someone walking along the road. Weaver was pronounced dead at the scene, and troopers are now searching for the driver.
Weaver’s brother told Spectrum News that the family is praying for answers.
“I’m trying to do my best to hold my composure because I don’t want to let family and friends down. I don’t want to not be there for people but I lost someone who was there for me and someone I was there for and it’s just a lot of heartbreak, a lot of sadness,” said Roderick Weaver.
Once the driver is found, Weaver’s family could have grounds for a wrongful death case against that person.