Who is Nick Miner? High school quarterback killed in crash while trying to help another driver

A high school quarterback was killed while trying to help a driver stuck on the side of a road in Florida early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Nick Miner, 18, stopped his pickup truck on the side of Dallas Boulevard in Orlando to assist another driver who was stuck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Nick Miner

Miner’s truck was hit by another car and flipped while attempting to help. The adolescent was thrown from the car and died on the spot.

Miner had graduated from East River High School.

Becky Watson, principal of East River High School, announced the unfortunate death in a Facebook post.

“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,” Watson wrote.

In the statement, Watson said grief counselors will be available for students and staff beginning Monday.

Miner’s former classmates remembered him as a great friend and football player. Loved ones set up a memorial at the site of the crash Sunday, many leaving notes saying “I love you” and “I miss you.”

Who is Nick Miner? High school quarterback killed in crash while trying to help another driver

“We’re doing the best we can. It hurts. He was a brother of the family. I wish he was still here,” Parker Stoner, Miner’s teammate on the football team, told FOX 35.

Stoner described his friend as, “always a class clown, but a leader on the field.”

“He never gave up, always gave his all. Always made sure we were going 110 percent all the time,” he added.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old driver of a white Honda Insight heading north “failed to detect” Miner’s white pickup truck stopped in the road.

When the accident occurred, Miner was attempting to move the stopped automobile on the side of the road back onto the street.

source:nsemwokrom.com