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'Just so young': Family mourns Greenfield man killed on highway

Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 18:50:58-05

The circumstances around 27-year-old Angelo Quin's death are hard to deal with for his family.

They never would think him pumping gas in his car on the side of the highway would become deadly.

"It really bothers me, it really hurts me," said Jasmine Holmes, Quin's younger cousin. "That was our big cousin, we love him."

On Saturday evening Quin was putting gas in his car on I-43 when the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said another vehicle struck him. The 30-year-old driver stopped and tried to help Quin along with a Good Samaritan who gave CPR but Quin died at the scene.

"Just so young, all he was doing was pumping gas," Holmes said.

And that's leaves questions.

"What were you doing when you were riding down the highway, you didn't see him? You didn't see anybody on the side trying to put gas in their car?" she said.

The way this happened doesn't sit well with the family. They have a message for all drivers.

"People need to be more aware so that we can prevent things like this," Holmes said.

 Quin's family called him an amazing person.  He served our country in the Army. The family said he'll be remembered for his smile.

"All I can do is pray, stay positive and tell people to be more aware and alert and more careful," she said.

Quin's family would also like to thank the Good Samaritan who gave CPR on the side of the road. The sheriff's office said the driver of the other vehicle showed no signs of impairment.

Family members are collecting money for his memorial, for more information, you can visit the GoFundMe site posted for Quin.