Teen Killed In Weekend Crash Mourned

Those who knew Joseph Driggers are mourning his death. The Omaha teen was killed in a Sunday morning crash.

Friends are showing how much they will miss Driggers by a makeshift memorial at the site of the crash. Police say the 18-year-old was driving northbound on North 30th Street at a high rate of speed when he lost control around 3 a.m.

The car jumped the median at Fillmore Street, landing on its top. Driggers died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

"Always had a job some place, always wanted to work, always wanted to help out every chance he could everybody he could help," says friend Michael Graham.

That attitude of helping others may have contributed to the accident. "The reason that he was driving at such a high rate of speed that night is because he'd just got into a fight with a good friend of his because his friend was hitting a girl and he was defending her."

"He was just a very, very nice young man, just a shame," says Graham. "The Lord knows why he took him and I reckon he's the only one."

Some are upset that it took at least five hours for Diggers' body to be removed from the scene. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the body could not be moved until police were done with their investigation.

Police are looking into other factors that may have been involved.