A US based Nigerian man, Steven Austin, has been killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the South Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento on Sunday, July 12.
According to reports, Steven was found dead by Sacramento police after they responded to reports of a hit-and-run accident.
This comes days after the Imo State native posted a cryptic post about living upright on Facebook.
The post shared on June 20, read: ‘This time of uncertainty should Cement us to the Certain & Constant GOD.’
The police later revealed that they have found a car involved in a hit-and-run that left Austin dead.
Speaking on his sudden death, his friends remembered him as a jovial person who was always there for them.
“He always had a smile on him,” said Cuma Ugbogu. “He always said something that would make you laugh.”
“Steven was one of those people who opened his door for me. He welcomed me as a brother,” Ugbogu told FOX40. “He is a jovial spirit. He’s one of those people that his presence is charming.”
“If you hung out with Steven, he would make you happy,” said Mohammed Jagun.
They also revealed that they’re working to return his body back home to his family in Nigeria.
“And at this time, his mother has already buried her husband and she buried a son and now Steven,” Jagun said.
“It took his death to ask myself this question, ‘How many times did you ask Steven, how are you doing today?’”, said Ugbogu. “He brought so much joy you didn’t even know what was going on within him.”