‘We don’t think he should have been on the streets’: Teen killed by hit-and-run driver, family say

A teenage boy who was struck and killed by a hit-a-run vehicle in Southwestern Florida was driving with his mother and his aunt, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The teen’s family said he was a sophomore at FSU when the accident happened Saturday afternoon in Kissimmee.

Family members described him as an avid driver.

“I have no idea how he got into that car,” said the teen’s uncle, Kevin Rieger.

“It’s crazy that he’s gone.”

The family said the driver, who was not named in the lawsuit, did not have a license plate.

“She’s not a license-plate reader, and she didn’t have a ticket,” Riegers aunt, Lizzie Rieber, told ABC News.

The truck’s driver, a male, was not injured.

“The truck driver was on his way home when the incident occurred, but we don’t know how long it was before he left,” Riesger said.

“He was a very well-known motorcyclist and driver.”

The driver’s family told ABC affiliate WFTS that he was not wearing a helmet.

The accident occurred in the town of FSU, where the family lived.

“We’re just hoping that we can get some justice and hopefully get him to a safer place and get him some help,” Riers said.

FSU police are investigating the accident and are asking anyone with information to call them at (813) 553-2075.