Mother of teen killed by car disgusted by driver's tweet

Mother of teen killed disgusted by tweets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A disturbing image of 16-year-old Trevius Williams' dead body went viral on social media.

The Jacksonville teen was hit by a car Sunday night about 8:40 p.m. The person behind the tweet police say is the 19-year-old driver who hit and killed him.

Williams' mother, Connie Coles, says she can't understand why the man who hit and killed her son has not been arrested and charged with his death.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesperson Melissa Bujeda says the investigation into Williams' death is ongoing.

Hours before the accident, the 19-year-old driver sent out a tweet that read: "I drunk so much ** lean I feel like I'm off a NyQuil."

"I'm angry because detectives told me that there's no alcohol or drugs involved," said Coles. "Well how would you know if he wasn't tested?"

Bujeda told First Coast News the words tweeted out are song lyrics. The driver was not tested for drugs or alcohol at the scene. According to police, there were no signs of impairment and he cooperated with officers.

Still, it doesn't sit well with Coles, a mother of three, who on her middle's child's 22nd birthday, had to break the news that her youngest son was dead.

"He'll never see his brother again," said Coles. "None of us will once we lay him to rest. I don't even want to go back home. I don't want to think about having to pack up his clothes. I have to give away his shoes. My son is never coming back."

Coles' youngest son's dead body was shared online over and over again, along with the words "I jus killed a man" and "RIP."

"My niece called me and told me that this guy that killed my son has taken pictures and put it on social media," said Coles. "Who does that? You have to be some kind of monster."

Burying her son at 16 years old is not something Coles ever thought she would have to prepare for. She's in need of help paying for his funeral expenses. If you would like to help you can make a donation at any Vystar Credit Union -- just let them know you want to contribute to the Trevius Williams funeral fund.


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