Hundreds mourn teen killed by hit-and-run driver

Posted at 10:57 PM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 22:21:35-05

It's not unusual to see kids biking through the neighborhood where 14-year-old Devin Federly grew up. The Port Charlotte Middle School student loved BMX racing, fishing and his friends.

"There's so many people that love him, there is so many people that are always there for him.  He had so many friends," said Angelina Conner, Devin's girlfriend.

Angelina last spoke with Devin Friday evening, before he was struck and killed by a driver at the intersection of Sheehan Boulevard and State Avenue.  He was thrown 60 feet from his bike.

"It was very traumatic to watch and it's still very traumatic to watch.  It's constantly on my mind and I don't think I've slept more than 15 minutes since Friday," said Terrilyn Peters.  Peters tried to revive Federly.

A roadside memorial filled with candles, bikes and mementos sprang up Sunday.  Hundreds of Devin's friends, family members and classmates praying for him.

"He was just absolutely amazing," said Conner.  "He always tried to show people up with his bike tricks."

After the tears, Conner pleaded for the driver to turn himself in.  "I'm just hoping the person comes clean and just says it was me, and just takes responsibility for it, because it's hurting everyone not knowing who it is."

A gofundme site has been set up to help Devin's family.  Another account was also set up by Devin's aunt to help pay for his burial in California.

The vehicle that hit Devin is described as an older model silver pick-up with a tool box in back.  It may have a damaged front windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730 or the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at 941-639-2101.