Teen Girl On Bike Struck, Killed In Pembroke Pines

A teen girl from Pembroke Pines was riding her bicycle Monday when she was fatally struck by a car, authorities said.

Police have identified the victim as 15-year-old Cassie Torres.

Pembroke Pines Police say Torres was riding her bike on the sidewalk of Taft Street shortly after 5 p.m. and turned left on Northwest 125th Avenue, where she proceeded to cross northbound.

Authorities said 53-year-old Amanda Hernandez, also of Pembroke Pines, was driving west on Taft Street in her silver Mercedes-Benz C230, approaching 125th Avenue.

As the car traveled through the intersection, the teen rode her bike into its path and was struck, police said.

Authorities said Hernandez remained at the scene and cooperated with detectives. 

Pembroke Pines firefighters took Torres to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she died just after 6:30 p.m.

Torres' family members say she was a student at Charles W. Flanagan High School and was riding her bike to Starbucks with a friend since they were off from school Monday. 

No charges have been filed in the incident. Traffic homicide detectives are still investigating the crash. 

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Torres' family with her funeral expenses. 

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