(By Mark Barber - WSOCTV)
Wheeler’s brothers said he volunteered as a firefighter in Waxhaw and in north Charlotte. Some of his brothers are ministers and, even though they are broken now, they said their faith is stronger than their grief.
"The only thing that really helps through a time like this is knowing that God's got him in His hands," said Henry Wheeler.
This tragedy doesn't stand alone.
Channel 9 counted four crashes that killed or seriously hurt pedestrians along Monroe Road in just the past year and a half.
A non-profit called Sustain Charlotte, which helps neighborhoods with growth, has already walked this corridor with neighbors to identify the dangers.