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Friends remember Covington teen killed crossing road

Gerald Fayne, courtesy of Facebook Gerald Fayne, courtesy of Facebook

(WMC-TV) - Friends of a beloved Covington High school student are preparing to lay him to rest, just one week after he was hit and killed while crossing a busy Mid-South highway. 

"I was at work then I got the call.  It hurt my feelings because he was always there for me and such a fun person," says Katriona Bland.

Friends say 18-year-old Gerald Fayne was the best friend anyone could ever ask for.

"I want him to be remembered as a kind and gentle and caring person.  He was always there for people and if it was anything he could do to make people laugh or smile, he'd do it," adds friend Tynisha Lewis.

Friends of the Covington High school student say they'll never forget the time last Friday when they got the call that Fayne had been hit and killed along Highway 51 north of Covington.

"He was just who he was, from one place to another, he was who he was...never changed who he was," Bland adds.

Fayne was killed last Friday, near the intersection of Highway 51 and Antioch Road - just north of Covington.

One car swerved and a truck hit Fayne.

Police reports show that one of the drivers who hit Gerald Fayne was under the influence of quote some type of intoxicant and/or drug.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Covington Police are still investigating.

For friends of Gerald Fayne, his death is bittersweet.

"We know he's in a better place but its also bitter because we know we won't see him here on Earth again," says Lewis.

Once Fayne graduated high school, he had plans to go into the Army.

Visitation for Gerald Fayne will be held from 2PM until 7PM Friday at Barlow Funeral Home in Covington 

His funeral will be held Saturday at 2PM at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Covington

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