On Tuesday evening (July 21) Scotty McCreery shared some sad news with his fans. One of his friends, 26-year-old Yameer Greene, was killed in a car accident that morning while driving his Dodge Dart on I-87 in North Carolina.
WRAL spoke to Charles Woodard, who witnessed the accident. Charles said it occurred when a Honda Accord “crashed through the median and into oncoming traffic.” Troopers told WRAL the Accord struck Greene’s Dart and burst into flames.
The driver of the Accord (Tre’shon Pope), Tre’shon’s unnamed passenger, and Yameer were all killed in the crash.
Scotty, who is from North Carolina, was a classmate of Yameer’s at Garner Magnet High School.
“Going to sleep with a heavy heart tonight,” Scotty wrote on Twitter on the day of Yameer’s death. “Gonna miss you, Yameer. So many great memories with you that I will always hold on to. Everyone who knew you, loved you. Rest easy. I cant wait to see you again one day.”
Going to sleep with a heavy heart tonight. Gonna miss you, Yameer. So many great memories with you that I will always hold on to. Everyone who knew you, loved you. Rest easy. I cant wait to see you again one day.
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) July 22, 2020
The day after Yameer’s death (July 22), a clearly distraught Scotty paid tribute to him yet again, this time through music.
A video Scotty shared shows him taking a few deep breaths before strumming his acoustic guitar. He then began singing Vince Gill‘s tearjerking song “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
“For Yameer,” Scotty captioned the video. He then referenced one of the song’s lyrics, writing, “Wish I could see those angels faces, when they hear your sweet voice sing.”
Scotty delivered a passionate performance of the song in honor of Yameer. You could read the emotion on his face as he sang, especially at the end when he stopped playing guitar and delivered the last line a cappella.
“Love you and miss you Yameer” Scotty said when he finished singing.
Tune in below to see Scotty’s musical tribute to his dear friend. May Yameer rest in peace.