A Florida woman says she is disgusted after seeing a photo of a teenager smiling in front of his wrecked Volvo after being involved in a fatal crash in which her husband died (video below).
The fiery traffic crash occurred on Interstate 75 in Sarasota on April 1, WFTS reported. Florida Highway Patrol investigators said Robert Drewelus hit the back of a car that was being driven by two teenage brothers, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.
Drewelus’ tanker truck, which was carrying gas, then went off the road and burst into flames. The teenage boys did not stop their vehicle.
“They took off. They didn't have the decency to at least to pull over and call 911,” Elsie Nieves-Drewelus, Robert’s wife, told WFTS. “At least I would have known that they made some kind of effort. No. They just left him like you leave an animal on the side of the road which was not fair."
Nieves-Drewelus added, “Even if he had already passed, at least they could have pulled him out and he wouldn't had to burn. I could at least say goodbye to my husband, be able to touch him give him a last kiss and say goodbye to him.”
A photo of one of the teens involved in the crash went viral on social media. The photo shows the teen smiling in front of his wrecked vehicle with the caption: “RIP Volv.”
“I'm infuriated, I'm disgusted by it,” Nieves-Drewelus said. “I am angry cause meanwhile they are posting pictures on social media thinking it's funny, my husband what was left of him is being cremated.”
The driver of the Volvo was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and violating the conditions of his learner's permit.
“They knew what they did was wrong and they didn’t care,” Nieves-Drewelus added. “He [Drewelus] was a good human. He would take the shirt off his back for anyone. His friends all called him Bob. He was a good guy, good heart, good human being, he didn't deserve this and that's what angers me so much. The carelessness, the carelessness, and no type of remorse.”
The teen who posted the photo has since deleted his Instagram account with a disclaimer that it was hacked, reports Live Trucking.