Florida high school quarterback killed in crash trying to help another driver

Author: Greg Cannella / CBS
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A Florida high school quarterback was killed in a crash early Sunday while helping a driver stuck on the side of the road.

Nick Miner, 18, was in a pickup truck when officials say he stopped on the side of the road to help another driver who was stuck on Dallas Boulevard in Orlando. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Honda Insight hit Miner’s pickup, which flipped the truck and threw Miner, killing him.

Miner was a senior at East River High School. “It hurts. He was a brother of the family. I wish he was still here,” Parker Stoner, Miner’s football teammate, told Fox35 Orlando, which reported a roadside memorial had been set up where he was hit.

In a statement, East River High School Principal Becky Watson said, “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.”

School officials provided grief counselors on campus Monday for students or staff members.

A GoFundMe has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Miner family.

Officials said the crash is under investigation.

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