MIDWEST CITY, Okla.—A teenager who was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident late last week has passed away.
Authorities say 17-year-old Kit Johnson was on his way to school Friday morning when the driver of a Chevy Impala turned out of a parking lot in front of him near N.E. 10th St. and Lee.
Johnson’s motorcycle slammed into the car and burst into flames.
He was knocked unconscious while witnesses rushed to his aid, trying to put out the fire.
Officials say Johnson, who was senior at Midwest City High School, later died at a local hospital.
The teen’s family has asked for privacy as they mourn their loss but released a statement about the crash.
It read, “Our son did everything he was supposed to. Kit had his helmet, gloves and jacket on, as always. This is an accident, an accident that has changed my life forever.”
A fund has been set up for Kit’s family at Tinker Federal Credit Union under the name Kittrick D. Johnson, Jr.
Police are still investigating the crash but say it appears the driver of the Impala made an improper left turn in front of Johnson.
At this time, that driver has not been cited or charged with a crime.