SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) - Friends and family members are remembering a Spanish Fort teenager killed in a traffic accident Saturday morning, September 7.
State troopers said 18-year-old Trevor Bennett was killed when the car he was driving went off U.S. Highway 31.
"I'M STILL SHOCKED"
It was Bennett's brother, Tyler, who got word from state troopers about Trevor's death.
"I'm still shocked. I still don't believe it," Tyler Bennett said.
Tyler said he learned about Trevor's death a few hours after the accident happened.
He said, "The state trooper showed up at like 6 in the morning. I didn't believe it. Everyone was shocked."
State troopers said the car Bennett was driving went off the road, then hit a utility pole and several trees before overturning.
NOT THE ONLY FATALITY IN THE AREA
This hasn't been the only fatality accident along that stretch of Highway 31.
About a tenth of a mile away, you can find a cross marking the memorial for Jason Wilkes.
PLANNED TO JOIN THE MARINES
Tyler Bennett said his brother was making plans for the future.
Tyler said Trevor, "[He] always dreamed of going into the Marines. He was about to swear-in, in a month and this happened, so, he never got the chance."
However on Monday, September 9, Trevor Bennett's family and friends took time to talk and reflect.
Houston Jones, one of Trevor's friends, said, "He was a great guy. He was always smiling. You loved to be around him. He would do anything for anybody. He was always happy, ust hurts to see him go this way, you know."
Tyler said, "It's not going to be the same without him. He always had my back. If I needed any help, needed a ride somewhere, he had me."
Trevor Bennett recently graduated from Central Christian Home School.
Catherine Shelton, the supervisor at Central Christian Home School, said, "We liked him a lot. He was a very fun boy and all of us enjoyed him very much."
BANK ACCOUNT SET UP
Troopers said Bennett wasn't wearing a seat belt.
Another of Trevor's brothers plays for the Spanish Fort High Football team. Tyler said the team has set up a fund in Trevor's name at Wells Fargo Bank for funeral expenses.
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