Friends remember man killed in crash in Oklahoma City

Friends gather around the family of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash in SW Oklahoma City.

Eberardo Nievez, a Grant High School employee, died Wednesday night.

Friends and colleagues said he was riding his bike to his second job when he was hit by a driver who left the scene.

They said he took that second job to help his family, including one of his daughters who is graduating from high school this week.

Police were called to a stretch of SW 63rd Street near Western Avenue on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m.

Nievez worked as a library assistant at Grant High School.

His legacy is remembered by his colleagues, who started a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs.

Those colleagues said they received a cake delivery this week after he died during teacher appreciation week. It was a cake that Nievez ordered as a surprise for his colleagues.

“It’s so devastating for them, and for me, it’s heartbreaking,” said his colleague Melanie Berry. “That’s not even, it doesn’t even express the pain that I know they’re going through, but it’s all the words I have to say.”

The co-workers said his family told them Oklahoma City police had arrested the driver.

The name of that driver has not been released.