NEW INFO: Grandparents Had A Bad Feeling Before Fatal Crash

The grandparents of a teenager they helped raise, who was killed in a car accident this week, say they had a feeling something bad was going to happen.

Justin Keith's grandparents say they didn't feel right when the 18 year-old they helped raise walked out their door for the last time Monday.

Keith's grandmother, Eleanor Watson says she had an uneasy feeling that eventually turned their world upside down. Watson says, "That day he started to go out the door, he come past me and he started to go out and I looked at him and I said well where's my hug and he come back and he hugged me and kissed me and I told him I loved him and he said I love you too, but that day I had, I just had an uneasy feeling.

The Hubert teen was killed later that day when the car he was in turned into the path of another car.

A small memorial sits at the corner of the intersection where the fatal accident happened.

Keith's grandparents say the Swansboro High School senior had dreams of going to college and becoming a psychologist. They say teachers and students have helped them cope with the loss this week.

Visitation for Keith will be held Thursday night from 6 to 8 at Jones Funeral Home in Swansboro.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2pm at Freedom Way Free Will Baptist Church.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An 18 year old from Hubert has died after the Highway Patrol says he was involved in an accident on N.C. 24.

Authorities say Justin Keith was a senior at Swansboro High School in Onslow County

The Highway Patrol says Keith was the right seat passenger in the car that crashed when it turned onto Howell Road Monday night.

Officials say Keith died at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

The Jacksonville Daily News reports Nathan Craft of Hubert was the driver when he turned into the path of Angela Collins of Newport.

The paper says both drivers were also treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital and that Justin Keith was wearing a seat belt.


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  • by Paige Location: Washington on Mar 12, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    Thank you Lord that he was saved. Now he is with His father in Heaven!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 at 07:59 PM
    This is just so sad.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:16 AM
    R.I.P Justin Keith March 8, 2010. We will not forget you.
  • by Wes Location: Collins on Mar 9, 2010 at 08:45 PM
    he always said when i dropped him off afterchurch or hanging out, he would through his fist up for a pound and he would say " Brothers Till The End" he is amazing friend. i would do anything for him but i know hes in a good place, and with the legacy of Justin i would like to invite Everyone who reads this to First Freewill Baptist Church located at 207 Queens Rd, hubert Nc. sorry i dont know the zip code. but please come out and get saved. if it wasnt for justin i wouldnt be where i am today. he was my best friend if u saw him you saw me. i believe i was his best friend. and i will miss him dearly. please come to the church and honor Justin. it isnt going to be easy but for his family, i love you all and you are in my prayers. if you need anything please you know who i am call me do not hesitate. love you all Wes.
  • by Wes Location: Collins on Mar 9, 2010 at 08:34 PM
    Justin, he was amazing, my best friend.i was shocked at 8:15 on march 8th i was in my GED class, i recived acall from a family member of Justin's. i couldnt answer cause of class but when i got out i called i got no answer, i called another family member still no answer about 5 minutes later i get a call from my father he told me to come home and be calm he had something to tell me. well right after i got of the phone with him i got a call from the second personi called it was Ashley , Justins cuz. she said get the the ER NOW! lucly i was right there and i called my dad back he said thats what it was about and all he told me was thewy had to cut him out of the car. i get there and ashley runs up to me and her mother comes and tells me " Justin is dead" im in shock i dont know whats going on. i couldnt take it. today 9th of march, i had to accept that i lost my best friend in a car accident. hes past his torch and his legacy is growing by every person that comes to FFBC i miss you J.
  • by David Location: New Bern on Mar 9, 2010 at 08:30 PM
    He was saved...his life is just beginning! Praying for his family and church family in this very difficult time.
  • by Candy Location: Hubert on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    I am shocked and saddened at hearing the news about Justin. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    We will always remember you Justin.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:02 PM
    Such a Handsome young man that will never get to experience life. Prayers go out to Justin and his family/friends.
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