Family grieving loss of Melton “Pete” Sonnier after Wednesday accident – KFDM-TV News

The family of a man who was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident is remembering Melton 'Pete' Sonnier as a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. His nephew remembers Sonnier as his 'Uncle Pete.'
"She was just balling, crying. She told me what happened and it kinda just took me a minute to realize that it was real. Just kinda took me somewhere else, " said Wil Sonnier Jr. The family of Melton 'Pete' Sonnier is processing the events of Wednesday night. "It's still weighing but it's settling in that it happens. It's life and... we're gonna miss him, " said Wil. Pete Sonnier spent all of his life in China. He lost his life Wednesday after a driver struck him on a dimly lit, narrow road, near his home. "I don't know if he was crossing the street or... .

I mean, if anything, " said Wil. "Freak accidents happen."
According the Department of Public Safety, a driver was traveling northbound on South Broadway in China at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when the passenger noticed something lying in the roadway. The driver braked but was unable to swerve in time. "It's difficult. Everybody's thinking about Pete. .

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