JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A vigil was held just two days after a motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Beach Boulevard.
The vigil was put together together by friends of 28-year-old Lester Bagalihog also known as Nicco, who was killed when a Chevy Tahoe ran over his motorcycle and another motorcyclist at the red light Thursday on Beach Blvd by Tamaya Boulevard. The entire incident was also caught on camera.
Close friends met in the Regency area Saturday in remembrance of Bagalihog. They also held a motorcycle ride from the Regency Mall to the vigil that was held near the crash site, and multiple motorcycle groups came together for the 28-year-old.
The other biker, Brianne Ramos, who was also hit was out of the hospital and attended the vigil. He was too distraught to talk, but his father, Nelson Ramos, spoke.
“Nicco was a good person he was always at the house. You know eat there, sleep there with my son. He was a very good person, a loving person. It’s just a tragedy that this guy took his life very quick,” Nelson said.
Donna Ramos, a family friend, said Nicco never failed to make his family laugh.
“He’s a bully in a good way. He’s so kind and always hungry,” Ramos said.
Close friends also said he was supposed to get married later this year as well.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested the driver of the SUV a day after the incident after the SUV was located near DeSalvo Road.
Edwin Rumaldo Almendares Amaya is charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash and operating without a driver’s license.
He made his first appearance in court Saturday and has a total bond of over $800,000. Amaya is expected back in court on June 20.
The family has started a GoFundMe to raise money for his memorial and funeral service.