Collierville High graduate dies after being hit by car in Little Rock

Collierville High graduate dies after being hit by car in Little Rock

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 20-year-old college student from Collierville, TN was hit by a car and killed in North Little Rock on Friday night.

According to NBC affiliate, KARK, Christopher Dufour was crossing I-30 when a car hit him around 11:30 p.m.

A family member told KARK that Christopher was a University of Alabama student who recently moved to Little Rock for a summer internship.

According to Dufour's Facebook page, he was a Collierville High School graduate who will be sorely missed by his friends and family.

Friends sharing their condolences on his page describe him as positive and kind.

John Harrison was Christopher's classmate at Collierville High School and ran track with him.

"I didn't want to believe it," Harrison said.

He said everybody knew Christopher and loved to have him around.

"He's unique," Harrison said. "There's not many people like him. He's easy going with everybody."

Looking at his Facebook photos, it doesn't take long to see he was a big Grizzlies fan, and of course University of Alabama football, where he went to school.

Christopher moved to Little Rock for a summer internship.

"He loved basketball, that was his other passion," Harrison said. "…And his life just got started. Like he was just 20."

Now, those who knew Christopher want answers.

"There's people that want to know why he was going across the interstate," Harrison said. "Was he just out for a stroll or what?"

Christopher's family was contacted declined to comment.

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