SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky (WDRB) – The Shepherdsville community is in mourning after an 18-year-old student was hit and killed by a car – just two days before he was to graduate high school.

Noah Richardson was hit and killed while crossing the street near Buckman and First Streets.

“[His friend] crossed the road first and when it happened she came to me and told me what had happened and I just rushed straight to the hospital,” Noah’s mother, Tina Young, said.

Sunday, the Bullitt Central High School student would have taken part in one of the biggest days in a young person’s life – his graduation.

Grief counselors were at the school over the weekend to talk with students to help them with Richardson’s sudden death.

“For them to take time out of their life to do that for him to support me and his friends and the whole Bullitt Central family ... it was an honor to be there,” Young said.

Young said her son was not only a self-taught musician, he also had a passion for drawing and anything creative.

He was a jokester who put his family first – especially his three siblings.

“He was born two months early and he weighed three pounds, and he survived that, and when I think about that that is what I see ... that tiny little baby but yet he had a heart bigger than this world,” Young said, looking through a photo album of Noah as a baby.

Since the accident, Young said the outpouring of support from friends, students, and the Bullitt County community has been amazing.

“I need them just as much and they have been more of a help to me than they'll ever know,” Young said.

Funeral arrangements for Richardson will be Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Maraman Billings Funeral Home in Shepherdsville.

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