Bloomfield, N.Y.—Dyllon Brewster jumped onto the hood of a friend’s pickup truck, before falling and ultimately dying from his injuries.It happened Thursday night around 8:30 p.m. at the Wishing Well trailer park. Skid marks can still be seen across the street and near one lawn’s grass line. Jeremiah Acquilano was driving the truck when Brewster and friend Brian Hurd attempted to ride the truck. Hurd was in the truck’s bed, while Brewster tried to cling on the hood.
“I didn’t even see him for most of the situation at first,” said Hurd.
As the truck moved, both boys were thrown—Hurd to the back of the bed, Brewster slammed into the pavement, severely injuring his head.
When asked if the driver saw Brewster, Hurd was unsure.
“Maybe he was looking at me getting in the back of the truck,” said Hurd.
13 WHAM News attempted to reach Acquilano, but his father said the 16-year-old was not home.
“It’s a tragedy, it’s something that just shouldn’t happen and it happens and everybody pays the price,” said James Acquilano.
“Our hearts are out for Dyllon’s family and what they are going through.”
No one answered the door at Brewster’s residence.
Friends say Brewster wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father who is serving overseas in the military.
They also say he’ll be remembered for his toughness and kindness.
“(He was) very funny, he liked a lot of people, just outgoing and he liked to talk a lot,” said Amanda Landry, one of Brewster’s friends.