ROANE COUNTY, West Virginia - When the car they were riding in crossed the median of Interstate 79 in West Virginia on Saturday, it struck another vehicle head-on sealing the fate of the people in both cars.
"I walked up there just to see and it was... I don't see how anyone could have lived through it anyway," said a female motorist stuck in traffic as emergency responders arrived on the scene.
The driver, 20-year old Tavon Frisby and his passenger, 19-year old Cameron Shields, had excelled in sports at Eastern Technical High School were Head Football Coach Marc Mesaros learned of their deaths early Monday.
"It was like someone shot me in the chest. You know I really wasn't prepared for it,” said Mesaros, “You know kids always come back during the summertime. We always have kids that will come it and get a lift in the weight room. That's the good kids of surprise. When you come into school and hear something like this, that's the bad kind. Our hearts go out to the families."
Mesaros says both men were outstanding athletes, and their contributions to the school extended well beyond sports.
"Cameron was involved in our weight-training program. A nicer kid you couldn't find. He was just a great person... a great individual... his smile could light up a room... really hardworking person, and Tavon, you know, one of the most outgoing kids we've ever had here, really involved in student government, two-sport athlete. It's just an awful shame when you lose two kids that you know could be leaders in today's society and trying to do the right kind of thing. It's just an awful situation."
Police have identified the two men who died in the other car as 44-year old Steven Ranjo of Philadelphia and his father who was 88.
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