Candlelight vigil held for Virginia Beach teen killed on I-264

Posted at 10:49 PM, Sep 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-28 22:56:43-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - More than one hundred people gathered together at Kempsville High School Sunday night to remember a Virgina Beach teenager.

Johnathan Kinlaw died after being hit by a car walking across I-264 on Friday night.

"He was all about that one love.  He didn't care where you came from, what your story was, what your problems were," said his brother Justin Kinlaw, speaking to the crowd.

People at the vigil shed tears, but also shared laughs about their friend.

"It's just a heartbreaking moment.  You need all the people you can to be here for you because it's out of love, respect," said Tristen Moreira, a friend, "He was like a brother to us.  He was family."

Several of Johnathan's friends got tattoos in his honor.  They say his favorite quote, "I am nothing. Nothing is everything," is a permanent tribute to him.

"Oh yeah, forever man.  He's gonna be with me everyday man. It's on me. It's not coming off either," said Moreira.

According to state police, it was around 10 p.m. Friday when Johnathan was hit on I-264 near Witchduck Road.

It's still not clear why he was crossing the interstate on foot.  The driver of the pickup truck that him is not facing charges.