Christian Bono, 16, Was Killed in a Car Accident in Florida on May 21
Christian Bono was a high school student from Florida who died in a car accident along with two other teenagers, one of which was his younger brother.
The young boys were travelling down Southwest California Boulevard when the tragedy struck. They were part of the same Little League travel team and were good friends.
Nehemiah Turban was also a member of the baseball team and was injured in the incident as well.
He was the son of Christian and Beth Turban and he was 16 years old at the time of the incident. He was also a varsity athlete at Treasure Coast High School in Port St Lucie, Florida.
His family and the people of Florida are deeply shocked by his death. They are mourning his loss and asking for stronger charges against the woman who served them alcohol at a house party before the car crash that killed them.
Beth Turban is charged with providing the teens alcohol at a house party before they got into the vehicle. She also lied to detectives about the car crash, according to a complaint filed against her by Port St. Lucie police.
She allegedly said the teens left the home to purchase ping pong balls so they could play beer pong when the car crash occurred, according to the complaint. She was detained after the incident.
Several witnesses at the house party told detectives that the brothers drank and left the party to go out and buy ping pong balls. They were on their way to a nearby Walmart when the accident happened, the complaint says.
They were driving a 2003 Toyota Camry when the accident happened, investigators said. The Toyota hit a light pole near the intersection of California Blvd. and Heatherwood Blvd. The two teen passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, the complaint states. The 15-year-old teen who was in the vehicle with them was also taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
The police arrested the mother of a friend of the victims, who gave the three teens alcohol at a house party weeks before the fatal car crash that killed them. She was arrested on a misdemeanor charge, but authorities have yet to file any felony charges against her.
As a result of this, Emmalee Bono has created an online petition calling on the state attorney in Fort Pierce to upgrade her mother’s charges from a misdemeanor to a felony.
She has also urged the state attorney to use the video from the Walmart parking lot before the accident, which police say shows that the teens drove through the lot in the Toyota before they crashed into a light pole. She also urged the state attorney to consider using cellphone data from the day of the accident.
When the investigation into the car crash began, police found that Turban’s mother, Beth Turban, had supplied the teens with alcohol at a house party before they went out and bought ping pong balls for beer pong. She lied to detectives about the car crash, investigators said, and she allegedly asked a witness to lie to them.