Bloomfield teen dies after falling off front of pickup truck
Posted at: 06/01/2012 3:25 AM
| Updated at: 06/01/2012 6:22 PM
By: Berkeley Brean | WHEC.com
A 19-year-old Bloomfield man has died after a one-car crash. It happened just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday in East Bloomfield, Ontario County.
Sheriff's Deputies say a 16-year-old was driving through the Wishing Well Trailer Park in a Chevrolet pickup truck while 19-year-old Dyllon Brewster was clinging to the front of the truck.
Brian Hurd said he was there. “I was joking around and hopped into the back of his truck and apparently Dyllon go in the front,” said Hurd. Hurd told News10NBC the truck belonged to Jeremiah, a friend of theirs.
Hurd said, “And Jeremiah just floored the gas peddle and came to an abrupt stop and I believe that’s when Ginger was hit.”
Brewster fell off the truck and landed on the road.
Hurd said, “When I got out of the truck, I ran and saw him lying on the ground and I held his head and said come back to me, I'm here and he started turned blue right away.”
Dyllon Brewster died at Thompson Hospital a short time later.
His friends called him Ginger because of his red hair. They say his father is in the Army, stationed in Kuwait after two tours in Afghanistan.
Dyllon's friend, Sam McClure spoke to News10NBC. “It really hurts to know that he's in Kuwait fighting for this country and his son had to die on a trailer park street," McClure said.
Dyllon's friends say he was a little bit of a daredevil -- that's part of what made him fun to be around.
Hurd said, “He'd always be the guy to be extreme, jump off my shed, screw around. We'd always wrestle. He just seemed invincible and could never be hurt. I can't grasp this. Still hasn't clicked to me.”
News10NBC went to the home of the driver, 16-year-old Jeremiah Acquilano, and spoke with his father. He said his heart goes out to Dyllon's family and that it was a stupid prank and a terrible accident.
We asked how Jeremiah was doing and he said, not good – he is 16.