Candlelight vigil held after Lincoln man dies in fatal crash
Dozens came to a vigil honoring Justin Stotts of Lincoln after he died in a crash Friday afternoon.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Dozens came to a vigil honoring Justin Stotts of Lincoln after he died in a crash Friday afternoon.
“He was always so giving all he did was give,” says Anthony Tackett, a friend of Stotts.
“The most thing I loved about him was his sense of mind,” says Dalton Starkweather, a friend of Stotts. “He was always that open book he always brought happiness to the world.”
The fatal rollover accident took place near N. 27th and Arbor Rd, just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska.
State Patrol says the driver, Travis Loseman of Lincoln was impaired by alcohol and lost control of the vehicle.
Loseman was arrested and lodged in Lancaster County Corrections for felony motor vehicle homicide–DUI and driving under suspension.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Family and friends spoke of Stotts’s kindness to others, held candles at the crash site, and listened to a final voicemail of stotts…
“He was always a giving person,” said Tackett. “He was always there to make sure that everyone was taken care of. I was going through a rough patch in my life where I was homeless and everything else, and he opened his house, his life, his family, and everything to me without hesitation.”
A friend of the family spoke up for Loseman, asking naysayers to stop the negative comments online, as Stotts and Loseman were best friends and the messages only hurt the families on both sides.
“Everybody on Facebook is talking bad on the other side of where we’re standing,” says Amanda. ” It needs to stop. He’s not the bad guy, he’s just like all of us but worse off because he’s seeing it.”
Stotts’s family was given a poster signed by the crowd.
There is a gofundme, https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-the-loving-memory-of-justin-stotts, set up to help the family pay for funeral services.