Less than 24 hours ago, an Oklahoma City family got word their loved one was killed in a high-speed car crash.
Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Sean Donahue and the driver accused of hitting him was 16-year-old Milton Neal.
Police said Neal was attempting to outrun officers.
It was a phone call no family intends to get. Donahue's loved ones learned he was behind the wheel of his Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma work vehicle when he died.
“We know he didn’t suffer,” said Erich Font, the victim’s brother. “At least that’s what they told us, which is good.”
Donahue was the youngest of four brothers. Font said his brother was engaged and considered his fiancé’s 6-year-old son his own.
“They had so much life ahead of them,” said Font. “To see it ripped away so quickly, we just can’t understand.”
Police said Donahue was going through the intersection at SW 104th and Pennsylvania Avenue, when another car blew through the light. Police said the teenage driver was attempting to elude officer and T-boned Donahue.
“He was just going across the intersection and wrong place, wrong time,” said Font. “And it just came upon him.”
Police said Neal was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder by eluding.
“What caused them to speed away?” said Font. “There’s questions, hopefully we’ll find out.”
Until they find answers to their questions, Font wants everyone to know his brother was loved.
‘We’re gonna miss him,” said Font. “The world’s gonna miss him.”
Donahue's employers expressed their loss through a statement:
"The DLO family is mourning the loss of our colleague Sean Donahue. Sean was a valued member of the DLO team, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Donahue family during this difficult time.”
Police said Neal and his two passengers were also injured and taken to the hospital. The two passengers will not face charges.