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The Bellevue community is recovering after the loss of two teenagers killed in a car accident last night. The sudden death of Michael Fishback and Neejervan "Neejee" Abdy has shocked this community. Erica Shaffer had the chance to sit down with Michael Fishback's father who shared with me his last moments with his son.
“He just came in from MTSU last night and we were playing and he said I am going to hang out a while that is the last time I saw him,” said Michael’s dad Gary Fishback.
His son 18 year old Michael Fishback would be the passenger in a 2004 G35 Infiniti driven by 19 year old Neejee Abdy. Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed on 70 South when it came upon a slower vehicle. Police believe Abdy swerved to miss the vehicle and lost control of the car traveling off of the roadway and hitting a tree.
“It's not real it’s no possible Michael is the single nicest human being I ever met,” said Jared Wooldridge a longtime friend of Fishback.
Police say both teens died at the scene - they also believe they were not wearing their seatbelts.
Fishback's father says it just doesn't make sense, because Michael was always reminding him to put on his seat belt and he had expressed concern about Neejee's driving before.
“They have been friends for years they have always gone to school together it's just Michael was a little nervous about his driving,” added Gary Fishback.
Classmates of Neejee remember his bravery fighting leukemia in middle school - and cannot believe after beating cancer his life was cut short by a horrific car accident.
“He survived cancer throughout middle school and everybody knew Neejee as well for him to be younger - everyone knew him and it is just so sad something like this could happen,” said Joselyn Hall.
Friends of both Neejee and Michael gathered at the scene of the accident to pay their respects and remember their friends
“We are all family and we just lost our brothers,” added Wooldridge.
Gary Fishback says he does not know where his son was going but say it is hard knowing the youngest of his three children is gone.
“For him to be the baby you would have thought there would have been a longer time he would have been here longer so it just hurts,” stated Gary Fishback.
Police say there was no indication at the scene that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
Sunday, October 28 2012, 10:53 AM CDT
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The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
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In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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