A Florida high school quarterback was killed while helping a motorist who was caught in a traffic jam

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A high school quarterback died while helping a driver involved in a crash in Orlando, authorities said.

Nick Miner, 18, tried to get the truck back on the road after it got stuck early Sunday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the vehicle struck Miner’s truck, causing it to overturn. Authorities said Miner was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

Miner was a quarterback at East River High in Orlando. Classes were canceled Monday to allow students and staff to grieve.

“I know I speak for our entire East River High community when I express my sadness at the loss of one of our own,” the school’s principal wrote on Facebook.

A memorial has been erected in honor of the Miner at the wreck site.

“It hurts. He was the brother of the family. I wish he was still here,” said one of Shakhtyor’s teammates. Fox 35 Orlando. “A funny, always cool clown, but a leader on the field. He never gave up, always gave his best.”

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and charges have reportedly been filed.

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