Support for Kevin Flores, a 13-Year-Old Good Shepherd Participant Killed By Truck
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – Dozens of neighbors gathered with elected officials in the rain Sunday at a press conference to support the family of Kevin Angel Flores, the 13-year-old teenager who was struck and killed by an oil truck while riding his bike on Lewis Avenue at Jefferson Avenue on Friday night.
The victim’s mother, Margarita Flores, fought tears as she stood next to a makeshift memorial for her son and described her feelings when she first heard news of his death.
“I can only imagine how my son felt when he was hit,” Flores said through a translator. “He was probably crying for his mother, like all children do.”
A GoFundMe campaign was set up to support the family with funeral costs.
Kevin Flores attended Good Shepherd’s afterschool program at Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School.