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The sudden death of Michael Fishback and Neejervan "Neejee" Abdy has shocked this community.
We had the chance to sit down with Michael Fishback's father who shared with me his last moments with his son.
Gary Fishback says, “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.”
His son 18 year 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.
Jared Wooldridge says, “It's not real it’s no possible Michael is the single nicest human being I ever met.”
Police say both teens died at the scene - police 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.
Gary Fishback says, “They have been friends for years they have always gone to school together it's just Michael was a little nervous about his driving.”
Classmates of Neejee tell us they remember his bravery fighting leukemia in middle school - and can't believe after beating cancer his life was cut short by a horrific car accident.
Joselyn Hall says, “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.”
Friends of both Neejee and Michael gathered at the scene of the accident to pay their respects and remember their friends.
Jared Wooldridge says, “We are all family and we just lost our brothers.”
Gary Fishback says he doesn't know where his son was going but say it's hard knowing the youngest of his three children is gone.
Gary Fishback, “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.”
Police say there was no indication at the scene that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
Monday, October 29 2012, 12:16 AM CDT
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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