Updated 06/01/2012 04:30 PM
Teen Dies After Falling Off Moving Pickup Truck
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"Half of me thought he was still going to wake up. I ran over and held his head and said 'Dyllon are you there? Wake up!'. Just part of me wanted him to get up and I thought he was gonna because that's who he is,” said Brian Hurd. “I just can't accept that he's gone. It feels like a dream."
Hurd says he was in the back of the pick-up truck when this all happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ontario County Sheriff's deputies say 16-year-old Jeremiah Acquilano was behind the wheel driving thru the Wishing Well Mobile Home Park when Dyllon jumped on the hood of the truck, fell off, and landed on the road.
Neighbor Pat Straub says she was walking her dog when saw the truck.
"I saw Dyllon on top of the truck right where those two spots are. The truck went up in the air right in this area here. Dyllon flew off,” Straub said.
Sheriff Phil Povero says Dyllon hit his head on the pavement.
He was taken to F.F. Thomspon Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.
"We are looking at speeds, we're looking at braking. We're looking at what might be considered reckless operation of this particular vehicle,” Povero said. “There's a lot of information being gathered. Everyone involved is being cooperative."
Dylan's friends, who grew up with him, called him Ginger because of his red hair. They say Dyllon was always a bit of daredevil, but was also the kind of friend who was there when you needed him.
Friends say his father, Bob, is in the Army Reserves and had already been deployed to Afghanistan. He's now serving in Kuwait.
"His Dad is over in Kuwait fighting for our country. Ginger should be here worrying about his Dad dying, not his Dad coming back to bury his kid,” said Sam McClure, friend.
Povero says investigators are now working with the Ontario County District Attorney's Office to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.
"He was a great person, and will always be my friend," said Hurd. "He'll never be forgotten and I'll remember every day I lived with him. So many memories, he was a terrific person and didn't deserve to go this way."
The superintendent of Bloomfield Central Schools says Brewster graduated from the district last year. He says counselors are on hand for students and staff.