No criminal charges after teen killed near school bus

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 09:17:51-04

FT. MYERS, Fla -- The family of a Ft. Myers teenager killed by a driver June 1st is outraged after learning the driver won't face charges.

16-year-old Cameron Mayhew was struck as he crossed the street to board his school bus near Pine Ridge Road and Bombay Lane.  He died the following day.

"They look at it as a traffic violation," said Mayhew's uncle Todd Felsing.

23-year-old Zakary Treinen of Cape Coral was charged with passing a school bus.

"I heard that he allegedly told one of the officers that he was late for work, and he was trying to beat the bus, apparently he didn't beat it."

Felsing telling us a witness said Treinen was clutching his phone shortly after the crash.

"This kid destroyed a lot of lives."

Mayhew attended Ft. Myers High School, and had interest from three colleges he had applied to.  He left behind a lot of memories.

"Teaching him how to drive the go cart, he just loved it," said Felsing.

Court records show Treinen has a court hearing scheduled for July 15th on that traffic charge.

Fox 4 spoke with Mayhew's dad, but he was too distraught to do an interview.