Braylon Meade Obituary, Death – Hundreds of Arlington locals flocked to Washington-Liberty High School on Friday to pay their respects to the student-athlete who was killed in a car accident in the Rock Spring neighborhood on Friday. According to Arlington County Police, Braylon Meade, 17, was attempting to make a U-turn on Old Dominion Drive shortly before 12:30 a.m. when he was hit by an SUV. Christine Wilson, Meade’s girlfriend, left the vigil on Sunday night, saying, “I will never, ever forget you.” She discussed the final few hours she spent with her three-year relationship, only hours before he died, and the emotions they shared.
You asked me to play “Paradise” by Coldplay on the piano on our last night together. Wilson feels you’ve met your goal. After announcing the decision to retire Meade’s jersey number, 22, in honor of the young player, the basketball team’s head coach, Robert Dobson, addressed the crowd. “Losing someone at such a young age baffles me, and I’m at a loss for words as to how to cope. That kind of potential.” Dobson sobbed, and his teammates consoled him while expressing their appreciation for their teammate. “As I became closer to him, he inspired me to be a better student, brother, and son,” Collin Lu told WUSA9.
Several of Meade’s close friends mentioned the horrible episode earlier in their speeches. The SUV’s driver is deemed “irresponsible.” “You now have another person’s blood on your hands as a result of a horrific mistake you made,” Jakahi Beale said. The adolescent driver of the SUV has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. “At the end of the day,” said Tony Hall, principal of Washington-Liberty High School, “we want everyone to know that our community adores Braylon Meade.” “At the end of the day, we want everyone to know how much Braylon Meade means to this community.” During this terrible time of bereavement, the university will provide counseling to both academics and students.