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Family remembers teen killed in rollover crash

Posted at 11:51 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 14:50:26-04

The family of a 19-year-old killed in a deadly rollover is speaking out to 13 Action News.

Authorities say Anthony Viola lost control of his car early Wednesday morning while traveling through the Summerlin Parkway overpass that crosses over the 215 Beltway. The car slammed into the wall, overturned, and drove off the overpass onto the road below.

Loved ones paid tribute to the victim Saturday.

His sister, Aspen, remembers him with a letter she wrote to keep his spirit alive. 

"He lived here his whole life and considered Las Vegas his home," she read out loud for our cameras. "Anthony is extremely missed by many friends whose life he has touched with his kindness."

The fatal crash is one of nearly 25 this year already.

"Anthony couldn't control what happened,” Aspen says. “He was very tired behind the wheel."

Anthony's aunt, Suzanne, flew in from the east coast for moral support.

"This house is so quiet without him now,” Suzanne said. “He truly was the personality in this family."

Aspen says she’s fighting to stay strong for her parents because they too need someone to lean on. The Violas are planning a special mass for Anthony at a local church.