HS Quarterback Killed Trying to Help Stuck Motorist

Orlando mourns Nick Miner, 18
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2022 3:31 AM CDT
High School Quarterback Killed While Trying to Help Stuck Motorist
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A high school quarterback's act of kindness led to his death early Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Nick Miner, 18, pulled over in his truck to help a driver stuck on the side of the road, CBS News reports. He was trying to pull the second truck back onto the road when a third vehicle struck Miner's pickup truck and flipped it. The teen was thrown from the truck and killed, Fox 35 reports. Two females, ages 17 and 20, were standing near the truck Miner was pulling and were hit by Miner's truck when it overturned. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges against the 27-year-old driver of the third vehicle are pending. "It hurts. He was a brother of the family. I wish he was still here," one of Miner's teammates on the East River High School football team says of the teen. "Funny, always the class clown, but a leader on the field. Never gave up, always gave his all." Says a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign set up for Miner's family, "Nick was loved by many and always went out of his way to be there for others and help his friends in need." It has raised nearly $50,000. (More Florida stories.)

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