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Victim's mother: Driver in Raleigh hit-and-run 'needs peace'

Posted October 31, 2015 6:42 p.m. EDT
Updated October 31, 2015 10:47 p.m. EDT

— The mother of a young man who was killed in a hit-and-run is appealing to the driver to come forward.

Troopers said Terrance Faison was struck along Poole Road on Thursday night in east Raleigh. His mother, Fredericka Faison, now hopes that her son’s story will inspire the driver to do the right thing.

Fredericka Faison felt strengthened by the presence of her family as she spoke Saturday of the son she can now only see in pictures. She described him as well-mannered, intelligent, and loving.

“He was my heart and my only son and I love him so much,” said Fredericka Faison.

Terrance Faison, 23, loved his big family, loved to sing, and loved Sunday mornings.

“He loved the Lord Jesus. That is our faith, we are a faith family,” said Fredericka Faison.

On Thursday night, Terrence Faison took the bus home from his night job at Crabtree Valley Mall. At the bus stop on Poole Road, he called his mom to come pick him up, but she had dozed off.

Fredericka Faison missed the call and when she awoke, she drove to the bus stop to find that her son wasn’t there.

“I came back home and I didn’t get an answer. His phone continued to ring and I didn’t get an answer,” said Fredericka Faison.

Fredericka Faison thought that maybe her son had met up with some friends. Friday morning, on her way to work, she saw the troopers on Poole Road and told them that she had been looking for her son.

“And they told me it was Terrance, so I asked what happened,” said Fredericka Faison. “They told me someone hit him and kept going.”

Troopers said that Terrance Faison was hit just before midnight Thursday as he was walking home. His body was not found until 8 a.m. Friday, when a neighbor saw it lying in a ditch.

Fredericka Faison said that now she is praying for the person who kept going.

“I want rest. I want to rest knowing that you were honest to turn yourself in and have peace,” said Fredericka Faison. “My heart is broken, but I have peace. You need to get peace. You need to have peace.”

Troopers said that they found pieces of the vehicle responsible for the hit-and-run at the scene. They described it as a 2004 or 2005 two-tone gold Ford Expedition.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Highway Patrol Communication Center at 919-733-3861 or the Raleigh Highway Patrol Office at 919-733-4400.

The family of Terrance Faison has started a Go Fund Me page in his memory.