Troopers said Khalil Todd was hit by a car and killed in front "The Lighthouse" on Ranch Road.
Khalil's mother, Carol Todd, said her son was in that home for two years because he had defiance issues. He got into trouble in school and got in trouble for assaulting a teacher in Wake County. However, Carol said that was behind him, and that he was smart, outgoing, and was making progress.
She even saw him earlier in the day Monday and said he was excited about coming home Saturday, like he did every weekend to see his mom and his three sisters.
Carol told ABC11 that she feels the home may be understaffed, and that's why her son was where he shouldn't have been. She says the home houses only three children.
A fund for Khalil's funeral expenses is being coordinated through the William Tony Funeral Home in Zebulon. Their address is 216 East Barbee Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597. The phone number is (919) 269-9652 for anyone interested in helping with funeral costs.
ABC11 tried to reach the group home for comment, but was unable to reach anyone.
Meanwhile, troopers say the driver that hit Khalil, a man from Clayton, did stay on the scene, wasn't speeding or drinking. He is not facing any charges at this time.