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Saucier teen mourned after fatal car crash

Ramsey Road is scarred from the Saturday evening crash that killed Saucier teen Branden Harvey and injured two others. Ramsey Road is scarred from the Saturday evening crash that killed Saucier teen Branden Harvey and injured two others.
Jami David holds onto a single shoe she says was that of Branden Harvey. Jami David holds onto a single shoe she says was that of Branden Harvey.
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SAUCIER, MS (WLOX) -

The new pavement on Ramsey Road is scarred with the moments just before Branden Harvey lost his life and two others were injured Saturday night, 2 miles north of Bethel Road in Saucier.

The site is still littered with evidence of the crash.

Just two months ago, friends and family were celebrating Harvey’s graduation from D’Iberville High School. Now, they are mourning his loss.

Friends Jeff David Jr., and his wife, Jami couldn't find answers to why in a search of the site on Sunday, but at least they did find something of Harvey’s they could hold on to: a single shoe.

The accident happened just after 6 p.m. Both cars were apparently heading north when the accident happened.

And no one was wearing a seat belt.

“I thought it was a prank. A joke,” Jeff said. “He’s very religious about seat belts. I mean, every time we’d be in the truck together, he’d tell me to put mine on. He’d make me put mine on. He’d jump across the seat and put mine on. And he hated going fast. He hated to race.”

Harvey was the third D’Iberville High School student to die in a car crash this year. In March, Amanda and Jimmy Ward died in a wreck on their way to school.

The passenger in Harvey’s car, and the driver of the other car are both listed in stable condition.

Jeff said he and Harvey were best friends ... like brothers.

“He always had a way of making the mood anywhere just feel better, happy. He can make anybody smile, anybody happy. And a world without him is just ... it’s a dull place.”

Harvey was godfather to their 4-month-old son, Hayden.

“I just wish we could see him one last time so he could hold his godson,” Jami said. “Just one more time and see his smile. Hayden meant everything to him.”

A memorial fund has been started to assist the family with finances.

For more information on how you can help, check out this web link: www.crowdrise.com/brandenkyleharveymemorialfund/fundraiser/renebrand

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