High school student dies after being hit by vehicle in Kissimmee
10th-grader at Gateway High School struck while riding bike
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A teenage boy who was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle Monday morning has died as a result of his injuries, according to the Kissimmee Police Department.
According to a letter sent to parents at Gateway High School, 10th-grader Esteban Arocho Blasini died Wednesday after being struck Monday morning.
Police said Esteban was riding his bike around 7 a.m. near Fortune Road and Grande Boulevard when the crash happened. The driver stayed at the scene, records show.
Esteban was airlifted to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. No one else was injured.
In the letter sent to Gateway parents, officials said guidance staff is available to help students process their shock and grief.
The letter listed signals for attention that could indicate a child is grieving, including:
- Marked change in school performance
- Poor grades despite trying very hard
- Not talking about the victim or death
- Persistent anxiety or phobias
- Social withdrawal
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Long term absence of emotion
- Frequent panic attacks
"Please contact your child's guidance counselor if you need additional information in helping your child through the grieving process," the letter said.
No information about the driver has been released.
Police said they're still investigating the cause of the crash.
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