PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Hundreds of people from across Southwest Florida turned out to the memorial BMX race to raise money for a Port Charlotte teen who was killed by a hit and run driver.
The crash happened Feb. 26th on Sheehan Boulevard in front of his friends. Florida Highway Patrol is still searching for the driver. They believe the driver was in an older model Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Friday, riders packed the track at Charlotte BMX to competed in the memorial race. Every jump, turn and lap was a tribute to their friend, Devin Federly.
Carmelo Rodriguez was a friend of Devin’s and says he organized the event because he wanted to do something that would make Devin happy.
“This is the least I could do for him and help his family out,” said Rodriguez, who was happy with the turnout. “It means a lot to know that people actually care even though if they don’t know him to still come out to support our lost loved one. It really means a lot.”
In a touching show of support, everyone in attendance got together to walk one last lap in Devin’s honor.
Devin’s friends say they want his family to know- that they’re not alone.