Driver Hits, Kills Young Boy, Posts Photo Of Boy's Lifeless Body On Social Media, Sparks Outrage [Video]

Meaghan Ellis

A disturbing image of a Jacksonville, Florida, teen's lifeless body recently went viral on social media. According to WSB-TV, Trevius Williams was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing a street. Over the weekend, Williams reportedly left home to pick up a loaf of bread from a nearby convenience store. The bread was for his mother, Connie Cole, who was still at home recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery. However, the quick trip to the store took a turn for the worse when he began walking back home.

As he crossed the street in front of the convenience store, he was fatally struck by a vehicle. While lying in a pool of blood after being hit, someone posted a photo of the 16-year-old's dead body to Twitter. Almost immediately after the photo was posted, it went viral.

"The person tweeting was indeed the driver... The generation of social media has come to the point where people are tweeting every little thing."

According to the investigative report, the law enforcement agency revealed that the driver posted several tweets about the accident almost immediately after it occurred.

"I just killed a man."

There are a number of other factors that may also be vital to the investigation. It has been reported that there were no objects obstructing Slaughter's view, and no skid marks were reportedly visible to reveal whether he tried to avoid hitting Williams.

"To be honest, I'm enraged... I don't know whether to be mad or sad. It makes me feel as if he deliberately killed my son... I shook him and I just wished he was sleeping... Maybe he could just wake up, just wake up one more time please, Trevius. But he was gone. How dare you do that? How dare you stand over my son's mangled bloody body and take a picture of him?... To see the holes in my baby's face and the blood coming from his ears and you know my baby in a body bag."

"There are a lot of issues that get folded up into this one act." Dr. Jeffrey Goldhagen is the Chief of Pediatrics at UF Health.

"We see this type of behavior, risk taking behavior, behavior that results in impulsive acts so I would put this in that same category. We don't know if this young man has an underlining psychiatric issue, we don't really know about trauma that he might have experienced as a child that might be impacting him. We don't know if this young man has an underlining psychiatric issue, we don't really know about trauma that he might have experienced as a child that might be impacting him."

[Image(s) via WSB-TV Screen Capture]

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