(MOBILE, Ala.) We're learning more about the moments leading up to the death of a University of South Alabama student. 18-year-old Xavier Penn was killed early Tuesday morning.
Police say he was lying in the roadway on Schillinger Road near Ziegler Blvd. when he was run over by a car driven by a 69-year-old woman. Police say the woman wasn't at fault.
But Xavier Penn's parents still have a lot of questions about their son's death.
Police say he was lying in the road, but they don't know why.
Now his mother is hearing that her son was in a fight about thirty minutes before he died.
Xavier Penn's parents are still in disbelief that one of their four children is gone.
Tanya Penn says her son was always smiling and never met a stranger.
"Ever since he was little he could just meet somebody and he'd walk up and hug him. That was just the kind of person he was," said Tanya Penn.
Xavier lived with his parents. His mother says she wishes he had stayed home that night.
"He was picked up by a young man, a friend, about 2 a.m. and he left and he said he'd be back in 30 minutes. That was the last I heard from him," said Tanya Penn.
Police say around 3:30 Tuesday morning, Xavier was lying in the road when he was hit by a car.
Tanya Penn says a woman who saw her son about 30 minutes before the accident, contacted her.
"She said she saw two young men fighting and they sat there and watched. She said she saw the truck stop, the driver got out, pulled the passenger out, then my son hit the ground. She said she was about to call 911 but then saw my son walk into the Winn Dixie parking lot," said Mrs. Penn.
Zakary Gosa-Lewis was one of Xavier's fraternity brothers.
He stopped by the Penn's home Thursday to offer comfort.
"He was always there. That was his spirit and that was his legacy of being there for anyone whenever you needed it no matter what. Even if he didn't know how to help you he was still there," said Gosa-Lewis.
Xavier would have turned 19 on August 24th.
Pi Kappa Alpha will hold a candlelight vigil on that day, in his honor.
"The house will also be open on that day and we want to have like a birthday party for him. He touched so many people and it's connecting everyone," said Gosa-Lewis.
The day following the candlelight vigil, the Greek community at South Alabama is putting on a charity flag football tournament to help raise money for Xavier's family.
Meanwhile police say the investigation is ongoing. They say toxicology results won't be available for several months.