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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The second cyclist involved in the Sunday morning accident died Monday night. 17-year-old Trey Doolittle was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center after the accident in critical condition, and later succumbed to his injuries. His father was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday.

The Doolittle family has released the following statement: “The family would like to thank the community for their prayers and support. They appreciate the outpouring from New Hanover High School and all of Trey’s friends. They have made the decision to donate Trey’s organs so other families can receive his lifesaving gift. They will share more information about services for Trey and his father David when they are available.”

A candlelight vigil to honor Trey is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at New Hanover High School.

Thomas Grooms, the driver troopers say hit the Doolittles with his Buick sedan, has a list of charges ranging from felony death by motor vehicle to felony DWI and cocaine possession. Troopers have sent Grooms’s blood to the SBI in order to test for all substances. They expect to have the results back to the DA’s office soon.

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Sheryl Robertson
2015 years 9 months ago

Our 18 yr. old son was killed last year as an innocent victim also. Justin was a passenger in a car driven by a boy that decided to turn in front of a vehicle. I hear that the driver was on a medication that may have hindered his decision making. These drivers along with the alcohol users should not be allowed to ever operate a vehicle. From experience, there are no words that can be said to this family. Just show them lots of love and be availabe to listen without making a comment. We may never meet but I hurt with you from the bottom of my heart. Written in love.

A mom
2015 years 9 months ago

I must say that their gift of life to other families is beyond brave. May God bless they for their donation of life to others.

2015 years 9 months ago

To the family and friends of David and Trey – the community mourns with you in your loss. May the many prayers of support help comfort you during this time of unimaginable grief. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

2015 years 9 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss! I am praying that the Lord will give great comfort to your family. As hard as it is, plz don’t let hate consume you so that you can’t feel anything else. My heart breaks when I think about what you and your family must be going thru! Just know you have the thoughts and prayers of many!!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

This is so sad, a father and son out riding bikes enjoying their day. Along comes another drunk driver killing innocent people!
Another family and firends suffering because of a drunk!
My 28 yr old daughter was killed in Brunswick county less then 2 years ago by a drunk.
WHEN will the legal system treat these drunks who kill our loved ones the same way they treat other murderers???
Dead is DEAD!! These drunk drivers killing our loved ones deserve life in prison just as they have taken our loved ones lives and have taken our life as we knew it before they made the choice to drive drunk and kill………
stop pampering this group of murderers……….


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