CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A make shift memorial now stands where Austin Dukette was hit, while he was riding his bike early Friday morning.
"I don't see how they can't see him," said one friend of Austin's. "It sucks his family has to go through things like this."
Family and friends of Austin Dukette are upset. Struggling with his death, only 15 years old.
Since the crash, family members and friends have been stopping by the scene leaving flowers, balloons, and even notes. All of it, to remember Austin.
Cape Coral Police say Dukette and Lee County Sheriff's Deputy Douglas Hood were headed in the same direction on Kismet parkway. Dukette was riding on the side of the road next to the inside lane. That's when Hood hit the teen from behind.
Police have not confirmed if Dukette had lights on his bike at the time, but either way bike groups want to spread a message they hope will keep this from happening again.
"When everyone is following the same rules and is predictable, it makes it safer for every body, " says Mike Swanson, with a local bike group. He says riders should have lights, helmets, mirros, and ride with traffic on the right hand side of the road.
Austin's funeral will take place Tuesday night in Cape Coral.