Sara Story, Denton Reporter
Steven Fisher was hit by a pickup truck while skateboarding on FM 1830 in Denton, now his family wants to see changes along the stretch of road including a call for sidewalks.
The death of a North Texas teenager is putting the spotlight on a dangerous stretch of road in Denton.
Steven Fisher was skateboarding with his stepbrother Tristin Reagin on FM 1830 when a pick up truck hit him.
"It hit him and knocked him across the street to a ditch where there was water," said Reagin. "I'm never going to get the image out of my head. I watched him die, and I tried to do everything I could."
Family and friends gathered outside of Steven's school on Thursday to remember the 16-year-old. They said changes to the street could prevent accidents like this from happening.
"On the last block, we were skating and didn't see the sidewalk," Reagin said. "Half the sidewalk is already covered in grass, and we couldn't see it."
Investigators said the driver of the pickup has not been charged. He wasn't speeding and pulled over to help.
"We were able to determine he didn't see the victim. It was dark. The victim had dark clothing on, and I just don't think he expected to see someone in the roadway," Denton Police officer Gary Craig said.
Officials said pedestrians, including skateboarders, must use a sidewalk if one is available. In this case, the driver had the right of way.
The family and some residents that live along the stretch of road are calling for changes to the sidewalks. They want to see them better maintained and want to see more lights along the road.