Mom remembers her son who was killed in tragic car crash

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Three families are mourning after a crash Saturday evening in Edgecombe County that killed three people.

Jerry Pollard was driving the Saturn Vue those three were riding in and he is now facing charges after officials say he was drunk and hit a truck head-on. One of the victims killed was Pollard’s son, Jeremy, who was only 19 years old.

It happened on U.S. 64 Alternate in Edgecombe County, west of Kingsboro Road. Claiming the lives of Brittany Armstrong, Jeremy Pollard, and Jawaiun Drake, Jeremy’s best friend.

“Jeremy was a wonderful person. He loved helping people like with everything he just, he wanted everyone to be happy. He never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings,” said Francesca Pollard, Jeremy Pollard’s mom.

Now, Francesa Pollard is left with only fond memories of her only child.

“He would play me a little concert, and it was the best. It was the best in the world. He would string and strum on his guitar, and none of the words made sense, but it was the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard in my life,” said Francesca Pollard.

To keep his memory close, she’s setting up a private family cemetery outside her bedroom window. “He will be buried there close to the house where I can see him all the time and visit him every day,” said Pollard.

Working now to make sure his memorial is beautiful. “He will never have children. Nobody will ever carry on his name, and I need to make sure that it’s etched in stone,” said Pollard.

With help from friends and family. “I just want to say thank you to everybody who has already donated and has offered support and their love and their prayers. I just ask if they, please keep praying and keep sharing and just please get the word out there because every bit helps; it really does,” said Pollard.

If anyone wants to donate to the family, you can do so on his GoFundMe page. You can also donate in person at the Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro.

A specific date for Jeremy’s memorial service hasn’t been set, but the family will update his GoFundMe page when they know. They invite anyone who knew and loved Jeremy to attend.