Brother mourns FGCU student killed on Alligator Alley

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Sebastian Ramos (photo via family)

ESTERO, Fla. — Nick Ramos saw great things in his brother’s future.

Friends of Sebastian Ramos spoke glowingly of his talent as a guitarist and singer. But Wednesday, one day after Sebastian’s body was pulled from a car in a retention pond near mile marker 35 on Alligator Alley, Nick Ramos grieved over the loss of an aspiring musician who was both brother and bandmate.

“His dream was to be a rock star,” said Nick Ramos, who performed with Sebastian in a group called The Ramos Brothers. “It was just cut short. All the potential gone, all his dreams and aspirations, just cut short.”

The Florida Highway Patrol believes alcohol may have been a factor in the crash that killed the Florida Gulf Coast University Student and his friend, 25-year-old Josh Lausche. The agency’s investigation continues, and it’s unclear which of the two was at the wheel.

Nick Ramos was the last person to see them alive as they left Hollywood, Florida, to return to Bonita Springs.

“It’s just emptiness, like a part of me is gone,” Nick Ramos said.

The Ramos family is still finalizing funeral plans, but it will likely be held this weekend at Fuller Funeral Home on 4735 Tamiami Trail E. in East Naples.

“It’s going to be tough to live without him, but we realize that the best thing we can do is live for him,” Nick Ramos said.

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