WICHITA, Kansas – Two men were hurt, and two others were killed when a car went off the road and ran into a pole Wednesday in southeast Wichita.
Nineteen-year-old Ramaj White and 20-years-old Daraushea Goines survived the accident, but 17-year-old Derrick Burnett and 15-year-old Dontrez Williams did not.
Deputies at the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the accident, but they believe speed was a factor.
KSN spoke with Derrick Burnett’s uncle Thursday afternoon. He said he wants people to remember his nephew as a passionate athlete.
“If anybody knew him, they knew he loved football,” said Dannell Adams, Burnett’s uncle.
Derrick had been playing football since he was 4 years old.
“He’s been playing since he was 4 years old. Played second grade four years. He loved it. Always loved football,” said Adams.
Dannell says his life now won’t be the same. He hopes to send a message.
“You got to learn to be careful when you drive a vehicle. Obey the laws. Don’t be driving fast,” said Adams.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for witnesses to the crash.
If you have any information, please contact 911 or Lt. Lin Dehning of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at (316) 660-3880.