A 13-year old Dekalb County boy is dead after crashing a dirt bike. More than a hundred family and friends gathered at the accident scene Wednesday night to remember Jyquez Evans who they all called “Red”.
The teen was riding a dirt bike down Moreland Avenue when he hit a box truck. Witnesses say while everyone was focused on helping the teen, someone else jumped on the dirt bike and took off. Phil Colvin says he saw the guy get on the bike and took photos of him that he handed over to police. Colvin says he went after the guy but eventually lost him.
Red's family is shocked and angry someone would take the bike. “That's a cold-hearted person who don't have a heart for nobody, they probably don't care about life, they didn't care about his life when they took the bike,” says his sister, Sharell Reed.
Red's family and friends are demanding police track down the guy who took the bike. “You just don't pull up and grab a bike when a child is laying down there dying. Do the math now, find him and you'll find out exactly what went wrong,” says friend, Anthony Lovett.
The teen's family says Red has been riding since he was 8 years old and knew how to handle a bike. His mother says she believes he was being chased. “My baby was being chased by whoever took that dirt bike, and that's how my baby fell, this wasn't a freak accident,” says Red's mom.
Red would have turned 14 years old this Tuesday. His mother says that will be the day of his funeral.