A teen mother who said her son’s death was an accident has said she “can’t allow it.”
Dylan Brown, a 15-year-old junior at New York City’s Pratt High School, was killed Sunday when his father, who was riding a bicycle, crashed into a tree while he was on his way home from a soccer practice, according to a police report.
Brown was hit by a vehicle on a bike path on the city’s Lower East Side, where his father works, the report said.
The incident happened around 11:30 a.m.
Sunday when Brown and his father were bicycling near a bus stop near the intersection of Park Avenue and Seventh Avenue.
A witness told police that Brown, who lived in the area, was riding on a bicycle in the street when he was hit.
The witness said the driver did not see the bike and did not slow down when it struck the tree.
An autopsy was conducted Monday, and the cause of death was determined to be asphyxia by the presence of carbon monoxide.
“I’m not going to let it go,” Brown’s mother, Jennifer, told ABC News.
“My son is my life.
I can’t allow this to happen to him.”
Brown was a senior at Pratt High, where he was in the top 10 percent of his class.
His death comes as the school is under scrutiny for its safety after a spate of bike deaths.