SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A 14-year-old boy Guatemalan boy fatally struck by a driver Saturday night had spent nearly half a year living alone in Brooklyn, hoping to raise money to send back home to his family.
Edwin Ajacalon was hit by a BMW sedan as he was biking along 23rd Street. The driver stayed on the scene.
The teen could only find work making deliveries on his bike, and lived in NYC without family. He hoped to save enough money to send back to his family in Guatemala.
Workers at the Costambar Deli are hoping to raise money to send to Ajacalon's family.
"It’s so sad," Jaime de Jesus, a worker at a deli where Vicente often bought his food, said. "They need that money back in Guatemala and he was trying to help."