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Jack Britt High student killed when car overturns

Posted June 5, 2011 8:11 a.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2011 7:01 p.m. EDT

— A Jack Britt High School sophomore died when the car he was driving overturned along a Fayetteville road early Sunday, police said.

His parents said that Ronald Leith "Chino" Williams, 16, took his older sister's car keys around 1 a.m. and went for a ride with his friend and neighbor, 15-year-old Mytrez Marsh.

Williams lost control while driving north along Lakewood Drive, near Middleton Court, around 1:30 a.m., police said. His car ran off the right side of the road and flipped over. Police are still investigating the cause of the wreck.

Williams suffered critical injuries and died at the scene, police said. Marsh was treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Williams' parents said their son was a good child who made a bad decision.

"My son was a good kid. Besides me missing him, I know he's in a better place," said Williams' father, Ronald Williams.

He said that Williams played varsity football and basketball at Jack Britt and had aspirations to join the NBA. 

"I miss him. I miss him already," Ronald Williams said. "They said he was lying in the street with a white sheet over him. It just rocked me."