Teen remembered for loving life
Courtney Bean fashioned two sticks into a cross to mark the 100 block of Baptist Children's Home Road, where he brother Aaron died Monday night in a single-vehicle wreck. Flowers were placed into the ground to show how their family surrounded one another with love.
"He was incredible, he was the best brother," said Courtney.
According to a Thomasville Police Department press release, Aaron Scott Bean, 19, a 2012 East Davidson High School graduate, died after being ejected from his 1996 Honda Accord while traveling south. TPD responded at approximately 8:49 p.m. Officers said Bean's car had gone off the roadway to the right, started spinning sideways and struck a utility pole. The impact sent the car airborne and into a roll.
Aaron was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
“We’re still putting some things together,” Sgt. John Elgin said. “We hope to know more about what happened here by the end of the week. As far as getting the speed of impact we hope to have that by Friday or early next week.”
TPD's Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.
Meanwhile, the Bean family mourns the passing of a young man who loved life.
"He lights up a room and it doesn't matter if you know him or not," Bean said. "You can't imagine how many lives he touched."
Courtney recalled a special moment that touched several lives.
Since the accident, many friends have called he to say that in their last encounter, Aaron, with his half sleeve nautical tattoo, shared a hug, a kiss and a "love you."
The 2012 East Davidson graduate was known for his love of his friends, the musical group The Doors, guitars, golf and his Honda Civic.
"He has a hard shell, but a tender heart," said Courtney.