By: Sharon Aron Baron
Friends and family of a Coral Springs High School student are in mourning after receiving the news that Steven Hoyos, 17, was tragically killed early Sunday morning in a Delray beach accident that left his passenger still in the hospital.
According to the Sun Sentinel Hoyos, along with Steven Komac, 16 who are both from Margate were inside a 2002 Nissan Sentra when it stopped on southbound I-95 at the Lake Ida Road overpass at 4:42 a.m. Authorities said the car had front end damage and may have been disabled before it was rear-ended by a 2011 Dodge pickup truck.
Both were taken to Delray Medical Center where Steven Hoyos was pronounced dead at the hospital and Komac remained there Sunday night.
“He was so young, you never expect these things to happen,” said his sister Katherine Aguirre who spoke to Coral Springs Talk from her home in Jacksonville. Aguirre said that her younger brother was a good brother who loved his mother and his father and played bass, drums and guitar.
“He wanted to be a musician when he grew up,” she said.
Aguirre said their mother was on vacation in Columbia when she heard the news and is now on her way home. She said that Hoyos father is home in Coral Springs and is devastated.
According to investigators, The driver of the truck, a 35-year-old man from Deerfield Beach, was apparently unable to avoid the Sentra. He was not injured and has not been cited.
Aguirre said that a funeral is planned soon. More information when it comes in.