WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A high school student is killed when a Mustang, driven by 21-year-old Anthony Vadelsuso, slams into a telephone poll at 100 miles per hour.
Vadelsuso was due to turn himself in to the Palm Beach County Jail on a vehicular homicide charge Monday; however, he's no where to be found.
Allison Sheffield and Kyle Sawyer were in the car with Vadelsuso when it hit the telephone poll. Sheffield was killed. Sawyer wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car; however, he did survive.
"If I could go back, I mean obviously, I would tell him to slow down," said Sawyer. "You know, and then, it would have never happened. But it did, so it has to be handled the way it has to be handled."
Sawyer says the driver, his good friend Anthony Vadelsuso, was going upwards of 100 miles per hour. He suffered minor injuries.
The group was just on their way to get a bite to eat, but that trip changed everything for all of them. "I feel like it was an accident, you know, accidents happen. I mean I understand that a life was lost, but there was no one in the car, including myself, telling him to slow down," Sawyer said.
Friends and loved ones have made a memorial for Allison Sheffield near the accident site. Kyle says losing her in the crash shook everyone close to her, including Anthony Vadelsuso. Investigators have recently charged Vadelsuso with vehicular homicide.
With a long legal battle ahead, Kyle Sawyer, who broke his hip, pelvis and back in the crash, says he wants his friend, Vadelsuso, to know he still supports him. "Do the right thing. I want him to get this over with as quickly and painlessly as possible," he said. "I wish him the best of luck in the future and in life."
Sawyer says Vadelsuso came to see him when he was in the hospital, and they've talked on the phone once not long after the accident. But they haven't had any contact recently. He says he doesn't know why his friend hasn't turned himself in yet.