PICTURED: Honor roll student, 14, killed when she was thrown into speeding a BMW driven by a 16-year-old boy, after it slammed into a parked UPS truck, leaving her mother heartbroken broken
- Fortune Williams, 14, was killed when the BMW she was traveling in slammed into the back of a parked UPS truck in Queens, New York, on Wednesday.
- Williams was an honor roll student at Springfield Gardens High School who loved to dance and dreamed of becoming a doctor, her mother Keisha Francis said.
- Francis said her daughter was with a 16-year-old boy who was driving “at a high speed”. The driver, who has not been identified, survived the accident
A 14-year-old girl who was killed when she was ejected from a BMW after it hit a parked UPS truck has been identified as an honor roll student who dreamed of becoming a doctor.
Fortune Williams was a passenger in the car with a 16-year-old boy who his mother said was driving “at high speed” in New York’s Queens borough on Wednesday.
Horrible video that was posted on the Citizen app, captured the moment the red 2005 BMW 325i crashed into the back of the parked truck. The driver survived, but Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
Due to the speed of the BMW, the UPS truck rocked back and forth violently and threw the delivery driver to the ground.
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Fortune Williams, 14, who dreamed of becoming a doctor, was killed when she was thrown from a BMW after it slammed into a parked UPS truck in Queens, New York, on Wednesday.
Video captured the BMW traveling at high speed down a Queens street before it lost control and crashed into the back of the truck
The UPS driver was knocked to the ground as he parked the truck was hit by the BMW
The incident happened Wednesday night on North Conduit Avenue and 160th Street in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York.
Keisha Francis, the devastated mother of the teenager told The New York Post that she last spoke to her daughter less than an hour before the accident.
“Before I hung up she said ‘Mom I love you.’
Francis said her daughter was a “beautiful, intelligent, loving, kind and caring little girl” and was a “very loving child”. And she is loved by many.
Williams, who was a student at Springfield Gardens High School, had taken nursing courses. She was an honor roll student and dreamed of becoming a doctor.
“She had an honor ceremony on the 24th, and we were preparing for that and her birthday is coming up on June 4,” Francis said. “She loved music. She loved to dance.
Francis searched desperately through the wreckage of the stage Thursday morning for anything that would remind him of his daughter.
Talk to ABC7, she said: ‘I found his bracelet, I can’t sleep. I come to get her. I’m coming to pick up my daughter. I can’t live without my daughter.
She continued, “My life will never be the same without Fortune. Fortune is a love. She is a loving and caring child.
Keisha Francis, the teenager’s devastated mother, broke down in tears as she recalled the last conversation she had with her daughter less than an hour before the crash.
The side of the car was completely collapsed in this photo shared on the Citizen app
Footage of the horrific crash shows the completely wrecked red BMW with debris on the street
Francis also told the news site that she was working when the tragedy happened and her daughter was out with a friend in their car.
Police are currently investigating why the 16-year-old boy was driving with another minor. The NYPD says he was driving with a learner’s permit and was speeding.
The pilot’s name has not been released. He was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center where he is said to be in stable condition.
The 49-year-old UPS driver was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is believed to be in stable condition.
Photos taken at the scene show the destroyed red BMW which, due to the impact, is almost unrecognizable.