Family, Friends Remember Shakopee Teen Killed in Crash

September 15, 2017 10:50 PM

On Friday afternoon, Susan Moffett was surrounded by family and friends of her 16 year-old son Ja'Mason Moffett. There was laughter amongst them, but the gathering wasn't a laughing matter.

"Its heartache, my heart is broken. It's my only son, my only child," she said. "We were best friends, we had each other."


Ja'Mason Moffett was identified on Friday as the victim of a fatal car crash in Scott County Thursday afternoon. Two others who were also in the vehicle are in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. One teen who was in the vehicle was treated and released from St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Susan Moffett spoke very highly of her son.  She said e always sat in the middle of his classes so he could be involved in what was going on. Susan Moffett said he was recentlygiddy over a Spanish test he just aced.

RELATED: 16-Year-Old Shakopee Student Killed in 1-Car Crash in Scott County Thursday

"He was an outgoing kid always happy and fun to be around," she said.

Knowing that Ja'Mason Moffett had a lot of friends, she invited them to mourn of her son. Chairs lined the driveway of her home, while friends shared fond stories of their classmate. While this is happening, a fire burned nearby.

"We have a fire going here, this fire will stay until we bury my son," Susan Moffett said. "Because as Native American's its part of our traditions when funerals occur."

RELATED: 1 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in 1-Vehicle Crash in Scott County

A moment of silence was held in honor of Moffett at Friday night's Shakopee High School football game. The students of the opposing team also wore white to the game to stand in solidarity with the students from Shakopee.

"We decided to wear white, which is a color for sympathy to kind of reunite everyone and bring us together as a school to show our respects to the family," student Kassidy Alger said.

Moffett said the last time she saw her son was Thursday morning. She said his last words to her were, "I love you mom."


Todd Wilson

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