Knoxville teen dies in single vehicle crash on John Sevier Highway

For the second time in two weeks, a Knoxville teen's killed in a car crash.
16 year old Felicia Hicks died when she lost control of her car and it crashed into a ditch.
Hicks was moved from South-Doyle High School to Richard Yoakley school last year.
Today, her grieving classmates say she will be missed.

It was a normal day for 16 year old Felicia Hicks who was on her way to Richard Yoakley School.
It turned tragic when she was thrown from her 2002 Nissan Maxima after it left the roadway, overturned and hit a ditch on John Sevier Highway.
Friend Bernard Walker says, "I didn't really believe it at first. Till I sat back and realized how dangerous the roads are out there."

The roads were wet, but police haven't said if the weather or speed contributed to the accident.
Faculty members broke the news to the students.
Keryan Bennett says, "He told us a girl named Felicia Hicks had gotten killed in a car wreck on her way to school."

The mood in the classrooms and hallways was somber after the announcement.
Classmate Bernard Walker says, "Everybody was really down. They brought in counselors to talk about the situation."

Walker, whose best friend dated Hicks, had known Felicia for 2 years.
Bernard Walker says, "She was really sweet. She was to herself most of the time, but had her funny side at times but other than that she didn't bother nobody, she was just a cool laid back person."

This accident will make some more aware when they're on the road.
Keryan Bennett says, "I want to learn how to drive so bad and I was just thinking about it and I'm a little scared too."

And for Walker, he will always remember Felicia.
Bernard Walker says, "May she rest in peace and I love her family and love her till eternity."


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