Vigil held for teen fatally struck by truck in Bed-Stuy

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Community members came together Sunday afternoon to remember a teen boy who was killed Friday while riding his bicycle in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Grieving family and friends of 13-year-old Kevin Flores held a vigil near Lewis and Jefferson avenues, where Flores was fatally struck.

As News 12 reported, Flores was struck by an oil truck. The driver, 28-year-old Philip Monfoletto, reportedly did not see the boy as he was making a turn.

Flores sustained severe head injuries and later died at Interfaith Hospital.

Monfoletto, of Deer Park, Long Island, remained at the scene but was later arrested for driving without a license.

Monfoletto claims his license was suspended after failing to appear for a traffic summons. He was released Saturday on $2,500 bail.

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