Family, Friends Mourn Three Local Residents Who Died in Tallahassee Car Crash

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Vincenzo “Cenzo” Libio, Morgan Carr and Kevin Boos

This story was updated since original release

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The community is mourning the deaths of three local residents who died over the weekend in a violent crash in Tallahassee after their car was t-boned by a speeding car.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the three friends, Morgan Carr, Vincenzo “Cenzo” Libio and Kevin Boos along with driver Niko Bonilla were riding in a PT Cruiser and were T-boned around 9:55 p.m. Sunday night by a black Dodge Challenger driven by 27-year-old Stanley Jaboin while trying to make a left hand turn.  A witness said the Challenger seemed like it was going 100 miles per hour.  The speed of the Challenger lifted the Cruiser into the air before it landed onto the grassy shoulder on the road.  The Challenger then spun further west along the road.

Carr, Libio and Boos all died.  Bonilla suffered serious injuries and Jaboin was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Residents are in shock as all four graduated from Coral Springs and Parkland high schools.  Carr 20, and Libio 21,were graduates of JP Taravella and had been dating since middle school  Libio had just graduated from Florida State University with a four year degree in sports marketing and was pursuing jobs with NFL teams.  According to a GoFundMe page that has created by David Pein, he had applications in with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys.  Carr was a senior at Florida State and was pursuing a career in marketing. She was also an active member of ZTA sorority.

Kevin Boos was the third victim.  He was from Tamarac, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and went on to study at FSU. His brother Jeffrey Boos wrote on his Facebook page “Rest in paradise baby brother. You will always be with me. I will continue to chase our dreams and keep you proud so when I see you again I can let you know all about it. Say hi to Grandma for me. I love you.”

Niko Bonilla and his mother Anna Trachanas (from Facebook)

Niko Bonilla and his mother Anna Trachanas (from Facebook)

Niko Bonilla, 20, a graduate from Coral Springs Charter School is still hospitalized in Tallahassee. According to family friend, Lori Stampone, he has suffered some serious injuries. They are all devastated but very thankful to God that he is alive.   

It has now been confirmed that Bonilla is home from the hospital.

FSU Vice President for Student Affairs, Mary Coburn, also released the following statement Tuesday:

“The entire Florida State University community is deeply saddened by the loss of three young lives in this heartbreaking tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends. All three were very connected and active in various student groups at the university, so this terrible accident has affected many on campus. The university is reaching out with counseling and other services to assist their loved ones, as well as students, faculty and staff.”

The driver of the Challenger later surrendered himself to police officers and the police will be reviewing surveillance footage of the wreck.

A funeral Mass will be held for Vincenzo Libio at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church, 10900 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise. Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home, 371 NW 136th Ave., in Sunrise.

Services for Morgan Carr and Kevin Boos are still pending as of this time.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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