Vincenzo “Cenzo” Libio, Morgan Carr and Kevin Boos
By: Sharon Aron Baron
The community is mourning the deaths of three local residents who died over the weekend in a violent crash in Tallahassee after their car was t-boned by a speeding car.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the three friends, Morgan Carr, Vincenzo “Cenzo” Libio and Kevin Boos along with driver Niko Bonilla were riding in a PT Cruiser and were T-boned around 9:55 p.m Sunday night by a black Dodge Challenger while trying to make a left hand turn. A witness said the Challenger seemed like it was going 100 miles per hour. The speed of the Challenger lifted the Cruiser into the air before it landed onto the grassy shoulder on the road. The Challenger then spun further west along the road.
Carr, Libio and Boos all died. Bonilla suffered serious injuries.
Residents are in shock as all four graduated from local high schools. Carr 20, and Libio 21,were graduates of JP Taravella and had been dating since middle school Libio had just graduated from Florida State University with a four year degree in sports marketing and was pursuing jobs with NFL teams. According to a GoFundMe page that has created by David Pein, he had applications in with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys. Carr was a senior at Florida State and was pursuing a career in marketing. She was also an active member of ZTA sorority.
Kevin Boos was the third victim. He was from Tamarac, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and went on to study at FSU. His brother Jeffrey Boos wrote on his Facebook page, “Rest in paradise baby brother. You will always be with me. I will continue to chase our dreams and keep you proud so when I see you again I can let you know all about it. Say hi to Grandma for me. I love you.”
Niko Bonilla, a graduate from Coral Springs Charter School is still hospitalized in Tallahassee. According to family friend, Lori Stampone, he has suffered some serious injuries. They are all devastated but very thankful to God that he is alive.
“All I can tell you is that he has a long road to recovery, between his injuries and the loss of his friends. He will be coming home with his family to Coral Springs to recover,” said Stampone who knew the details of his injuries, but out of respect to the family wishes to keep them private.
The driver of the Challenger later surrendered himself to police officers and the police will be reviewing surveillance footage of the wreck.