BONITA SPRINGS, Fla - A deadly crash in Bonita Springs leaves a family heartbroken and desperate for help.
The crash happened on Old 41 just north of West Terry Street around 7:15 Tuesday morning.
Deputies say the victim is 26-year-old Nicholas Ramos Torres. "It's sad and it's painful because nobody knows when death is going to come, nobody knows when something is going to happen," says Juan Cavinal, Torres' cousin.
Deputies say Torres was riding his motorcycle when it crashed into a truck. His friends and family heard it happen and rushed to his side. "He was thrown and there was a lot of blood in his ear and his throat and they said he died going into the ambulance, he didn't make it to the hospital."
Torres, 26, came to Florida from Guatemala seven years ago. "He's a good person. He like playing football. He likes driving his motorcycle, he works, he's a hard worker," says his brother Juan Perez Torres.
Now friends and family are trying to find a way to get Torres' body back home to Guatemala, so family there can say goodbye.
"His sister raised him because his mom died and his sister wants his body to go home because she's the one that raised him. It's a cultural thing. They want to see him for the last time," says his friend Eliseo Miguel Garcia. "I feel sad. He's a true friend, but also like a family member because I live here with him. He's like family to me."
The family has set up a fund at Wells Fargo In Honor of Nicholas Ramos Torres. Anyone who would like to help out can donate through the bank.