Santana’s father stated Xavier was a great child who would babysit and minimize neighbors lawns. His household has arrange a GoFundMe web page.

HASTINGS, Fla. — The household of 13-year-old, Xavier Santana, has confirmed he was the teenager killed Sunday when a truck hit his bicycle.

The crash occurred round 7 p.m. on County Street 13 close to Cowpen Department Street in Hastings.

The Florida Freeway Patrol says a person was driving east previous the intersection when the entrance of his pickup truck crashed into the again of Santana’s bicycle.

“Could not consider there could be children out on the street at the moment of evening,” Wesley Smith, stated.

Smith lives close to the place the accident came about and says he spoke to the motive force after the crash. The motive force says he was making an attempt to keep away from Santana’s good friend who was additionally driving a bicycle.

“He stated that he noticed the boy on the grass and he veered over away from him and there was the man on the bicycle hit him proper within the middle line of the street is what he stated it simply occurred so quick,” Smith stated.

Denis Romanov was one of many first folks on scene. He and Smith consider the crash was a tragic accident given the low visibility and restricted shoulder alongside the street.

“There was no room simply to go round or something,” Romanov stated.

“Why a mother or father would allow them to experience this street in the midst of the evening like that is past me,” Smith stated.

Santana’s father, Effrain, stated he believes the motive force was rushing. The FHP has not charged the motive force at the moment.

Santana stated his son was a great child who regarded out for others within the neighborhood. He added his son babysat and minimize lawns within the neighborhood.

The household has arrange a GoFundMe web page and is asking for donations for funeral prices.