NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Newport News teen was one of two people killed in a crashearly Saturday morning. The victims were identified as Jarin Sims,17, of Newport News and George Woolley III, 53, ofWilliamsburg.
Sims was a senior at Menchville High School. Hisclassmates can't believe he is gone.
"I'm not going to see him anymore," said Raheem Talley. "I justgot memories."
Talley says Friday night he spoke with his friend, Jarin Sims onthe phone. They talked about what they got for Christmas. Talleyhad no idea it would be the last time he would talk to hisbuddy.
"This morning I get this text and just like that he's gone,"Talley added.
Newport News Police spokesperson Holly McPherson saiddispatchers received several calls about the accident around 7:17a.m. on Jefferson Avenue just north of Fort Eustis.
Officers arrived and found two vehicles with extensive front enddamage in the area amid heavy fog, McPherson told WAVY.com. Therewas only one person in either vehicle she said.
Sims died near City Park. His parents say he was on his way tothe park to do community service.
"He use to always talk about graduating and now that's alldone," Talley said. "We can't even do it, because he's not going tobe there."
The investigation revealed Sims was traveling northbound onJefferson Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, McPhersonsaid in an email. Sims over-corrected the car which caused it toveer into the on-coming southbound lanes, hitting Woolley's vehiclehead-on.
Woolley's family could not be reached for comment. At his listedaddress, there was no answer at the door.
McPherson said weather and fog were factors in the accident. Shesaid Sims was not wearing a seat belt at the time of theaccident.
"He just had a cheerful spirit," Talley said. "He would make youlaugh when you are down. He was always smiling no matter what."
Jarin Sims Memorial Page on Facebook.
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