Family Members Ask for Life in Jail for Teenager that Killed 19-Year-Old
A chance encounter with an unlicensed driver costs a young man his life.
He dreamed about serving his country, but we'll never know what would have been for 19 year old Shawn Oliver.
He was killed in a car crash caused by a woman who didn't even have a license.
His family is broke their silence to CBS 58.
Shawn Oliver died at the scene of the crash near 27th and Capitol, and his family tells us he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This was his first time meeting the driver.
The family of Oliver is still coming to terms with the fact that he won't be here to celebrate his birthday on December 1.
“He'll be 20 years old and he was excited about his birthday,” said his family.
On November 19, Shawn and two friends were in a car driven by 18 year old Samira Coleman-Wilks.
After unsuccessfully trying to pull her over-officers stopped and seconds later heard a large crash sound and observed a large cloud of smoke
Oliver died in the crash.
A second passenger, Mario Harrell was gravely injured.
The criminal complaint said Samira was traveling at 83 miles per hour with the throttle at 100% just before impact.
“There is nothing she could say or do to bring Shawn back. And I just want to know---why ? Why so fast. you have a car full of people,” asked his mother.
Oliver's family and friends are even more upset to learn she also has never had a valid driver's license.
“If you knew you didn’t have a license why did you get in the car? She deserves life. She took a life and she needs life with nothing,” said a family member.
Oliver's family said he had dreams of being in the military.
They want to make sure Samira never drives againso no one else will feel the hurt that they are feeling.
“You can see your people. We will never see Shawn again. You took him from us,” said a family member.
Oliver's funeral will be held on the 30th.
Harrell's family tells us he is still fighting for his life at a local hospital.