According to police officers, the driver who allegedly killed the student was under the influence of alcohol.

LORAIN, Ohio — “You never want to see it, you never want to hear it,” said Belinda Walker. David and Belinda Walker live in a nightmare. “I’ll never be able to experience his graduation from college, or buying his first house, I mean it just goes on and on,”David Walker

Sunday, Sept. 4ThTheir lives were forever altered by the accident. Ryan Walker, their son was killed in a car crash.

Ryan would text or call his parents almost every night. The last text is etched in his dad’s memory. “I’m going to hit the hay, just wanted to say I love you and good night and then he texted right back two minutes later. He explained I was going to call you when I got back to school, but there was a rain delay. We’re on our way back; we’re almost at school,”David Walker.

But Ryan never made it. The Bowling Green University junior and three of his long-time friends returned home after a day of bowling, bowling and ice cream. They were only 20 minutes from campus when the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a driver tried to pass several cars on the two-lane US 6.

Police said that Ryan was killed when the driver hit the car head-on that the college students were in. Ryan was in the back seat of the passenger.

Troopers believe the drunk driver who struck them was drunk.

“We need more people like Ryan in this world. People need to really think before they step behind the wheel drinking and driving. With technology it’s too easy to find a ride, too easy to make a wiser decision,” said Eddie Santos, Ryan’s brother.

Ryan’s family stated that Ryan loved his friends, his family, and sports. His mother was wearing a shirt her son wore that night and she spoke to News 5 “This is how I got it back. This is how they had to take him out of the car he was in, torn and broken and that is how I am today, torn and broken.” Said Belinda Walker.

Ryan was described as loving, kind and smart by his family. He was awarded a scholarship for Bowling Green State University. He was just 20 when he started at NASA.

“He was my everything. You know you expect to always see him, you think everyone is going to come home and tomorrow is promised but really it’s not, ” said Rebekah Savage, Ryan’s sister.

David Walker has been a Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputy for 25 years. His colleagues and friends have set up a GoFundMe. https://www.gofundme.com/f/deputy-david-walkers-sons-funeral-expenses?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=sms&utm_source=customerTo pay funeral expenses. The extra money will be used to set up a scholarship in Ryan Walker’s name.

“We knew from the beginning that we had each other’s back and that we need to support this family through the toughest times of their life right now,”Deputy Cody Northeim.

Ryan’s best friend, Ryan, is still in hospital with serious injuries.

Funeral services for Ryan are scheduled for Wednesday.

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Source: According to police, the driver who killed student was drinking.

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