Updated 07/18/2012 09:35 PM
Funeral held for Raleigh teen killed in I-40 accident
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RALEIGH — Family and friends gathered to pay their respects to Job Hernandez, 17, on Wednesday.
The Raleigh teenager was killed in a car accident Sunday that involved a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 40. A public viewing and funeral services were held at the Comunidad Cristiana Hosana Church.
Job was many things to many people. It was an emotional scene at the public viewing and funeral service as those close to the victim remembered him as an athletic high school student who ran track loved music and loved to compete.
"We all hung out. It was just competitive but fun. We see who could hold their breath the longest. He beat me of course. That was probably my fondest memory of him," said Job's cousin TJ petty.
"Nathaniel and Job were inseparable. Wherever one went the other went. They were big brother and little brother," said Job's uncle Kris Ramsundar.
Nathaniel and Job were in a car on Interstate 40 early Sunday morning when they were hit head on by a car going the wrong way. The driver of the car that hit them, Carolina Linares, was also killed. But as Job's mother mourns the loss of her youngest son, she also has expressed her condolences to the other family.
"To honor our God. To honor the God that my son served we have to do the right thing. And so the right thing is to forgive. And to extend words of encouragement and support," said Job's mother Diana Hernandez.
Encouragement and support is what many have shown the Hernandez family over the past few days as they continue to mourn the loss of a life taken too soon.