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DEADLY CRASH: Teenage Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Impaired Driver

Deadly Crash: Teenage Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Impaired Driver
Northbound View Of Intersection Of Summit Boulevard And Military Trail, Credit: Google Street View

West Palm Beach, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO tells Boca Post that a Pompano Beach man suspected of impairment hit and killed a teenager on a bicycle in West Palm Beach this morning at about 5am.

Wilfredo Luis Colon, 25, of Pompano Beach, was driving north on S. Military Trail just past the Summit Boulevard when he ran in to a 15 year old on a bicycle who was heading the same direction. The teenager was struck from behind in Colon’s 2018 Infiniti Q50 and dragged for several feet after impact.

Colon left the scene and parked a nearby parking lot; however, he returned to the scene. Authorities say impairment is suspected and charges are pending.

The accident occurred at about 5am this morning so visibility could have been a factor as well. Several witnesses of the accident say that the teenager was wearing dark clothing without any lights on his bicycle.

A check of the PBSO booking blotter did not yet show any arrest; however, traffic homicide cases tend to take some time.

We will follow this story and provide updates as they become available.

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Mike Thomas is the editor-in-chief at Boca Post. Boca Post is a hyperlocal news media organization dedicated to providing honest and unbiased reporting of the news as it affects Boca Raton and the surrounding areas.As a Florida native living in Boca Raton with his family, Mike genuinely cares about Boca. Boca Post is a labor of love created by Mike Thomas and is a gift from his family to yours.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. We are beyond devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved child/nephew Jonathan Joshua Corpin. He was only 15, he was an artist, writer, and athlete. He was riding his bike this morning when a drunk driver stole him from us forever. We are in the process of making travel/funeral arrangements. We welcome all support, please reach out, especially if you’d like to attend his service or have stories/pictures of him to share. This is more than any parent and family should bare. We are also asking for donations to help address expenses associated with all of this. If it’s in your heart to help us financially survive this tragedy, we have setup a cashapp. $JJCorpinFund

  2. Good morning. We are devastated as well. He was my son’s friends here in st pete. Please keep the school Sail Future informed so they can let us know the funeral arrangements. Thank you so much. I’m so sorry for his lost. He was a cool kid. He would run up to my car to make sure he spoke to me days. He will DEFINITELY be missed💔💔💔💔

  3. Jonathan was not only a friend but he was my go to person. He may was only 15 but I spent a lot of time with him and it was never a dull day. I am glad that I had the chance to meet him and get my own piece of life from him. Rest In Peace #JJMC

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