Families Remember Teens Killed In Fayette Co. Crash
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Fayette County community is still coming to terms with a crash that killed two teenagers and seriously injured two others.
All four boys were in the car that crashed on Route 119 in South Union Township.
Now their families are trying to cope with the devastating loss.
“His eyes lit up the room. He made you smile; he made you laugh,” said Kierra McCargo, Trevor McFadden’s sister.
For the McFadden family, there is now pain, grief and so many questions.
“He was a momma’s boy. He was my baby,” Amanda McFadden, Trevor’s mother, said. “I don’t know what made him get into that car. I don’t know where they were going. I don’t know what happened.”
Trevor’s mother said her 16-year-old son had composed a text message after school saying it was raining and asking if she was coming. He never sent it.
His stepfather spoke with him on the phone Wednesday afternoon before the fatal accident.
“He said I’m riding with my friend Rodney. I said okay,” Bubby McCargo said. “I wish I would’ve told him just come with me. I’ll take you home.”
The family of seven is now missing its football and basketball star; the oldest child and only son gone too soon.
The family of De’Andre Jones is also grieving. The 17-year-old was also killed in the crash.
It’s an incredible amount of grief for his family as well, specifically since Jones’ sister, Rashaunda Fitzgerald, was murdered just a few weeks ago outside of a Georges Township bar.
Jones’ father is relying heavily on his faith.
“It’s horrible, but you have to realize that with God, we don’t always realize everything that goes on with God but we know that everything he [does] is right,” said Mike Jones, De’Andre’s father.