Funeral held for teen killed in wrong-way crash

July 18, 2012 8:13:56 PM PDT
The family and friends of a 17 year old killed in a wrong-way crash on I-40 gathered to say their final goodbyes.

The family of Job Hernandez received friends Wednesday afternoon before his funeral Wednesday evening. Both took place at the Comunidad Cristiana Hosana in Raleigh. A private burial will be held Thursday.

Hernandez was a rising junior at Enloe High School who was killed Sunday when the car he was riding in was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on I-40. Job's brother 21-year-old Natanael was driving and survived the crash, but remains in critical condition at WakeMed.

The wrong-way driver, 28-year-old Carolina Linares, died instantly.

Job's other brother, Lemuel Hernandez, said Job was the youngest of three brothers who have always been very close. Lemuel said the family finds comfort in their faith and in Job's spirited approach to life.

"He lived his life to the fullest, in everything he did.  It's like almost he knew it was his time.  We didn't know. Maybe he knew, because everything he did, he did it to his fullest.  Always positive," Lemuel Hernandez said.

The family is asking the public for their prayers, especially for Natanael who remains hospitalized.

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