DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A teen has died after being struck in Davie while riding a dirt bike.
The incident happened along Flamingo Road near Southwest 10th Court, around 9:30 p.m., Thursday.
According to Davie Police, the driver of the 2006 dirt bike was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck a 2019 Toyota Corolla that was turning onto Southwest 10th Court.
The driver of the dirt bike, identified by his family as 17-year-old Alex Santiago, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Friday afternoon, friends of the victim stopped by the intersection where he was struck.
Two of the friends, David Montero and Cade Tapan, described how they were feeling.
“Very emotional. I’ve been crying almost all day,” said Montero. “I really miss him.”
“He was like a brother, and I’ve only known him for like six months, but he was there for me no matter what,” said Tapan, “and that just shows how true he is, ’cause I’ve only known him for six months.”
Santiago’s family said he was full of life and dreams.
His friends said he will be greatly missed.
“He was there for me no matter what. I could call him, and he would show up in a matter of five, 10 minutes,” said Tapan.
“He was a great man. He would look out for everybody, treat them like family,” said Montero.
Officials said the driver of the Corolla remained on the scene and fully cooperated with police. It remains unclear whether they will be cited or face any charges.
The roadways have since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.
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