Students mourn loss of teen struck by car while walking to school

Witness says driver was speeding near school

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – Pictures and stuffed animals mark the spot where a North Miami Senior High School student was fatally struck by a car while walking to school early Tuesday.

Classmates continue to mourn the loss of Henry "Ronald" Toussaint, 17, who was killed in the crash, and hope for a speedy recovery for two sisters, Carolina Perez, 15, and Laura Perez, 16, who were injured.

"She's in pain. Her neck, her head is in pain as well. (She has a) headache," Laurie Noboa said of Laura, who was airlifted to a hospital. Carolina suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The intersection where the crash happened is within blocks of North Miami Senior High School, North Miami Middle School and Arch Creek Elementary School. According to police, the crash happened just 15 minutes before the school zone lights were activated.

The driver of the Chevrolet Impala stayed at the scene and has not been charged.

But students who make the same walk everyday told Local 10 News that there's no excuse for something like this to happen.

"No matter what time of day it is, kids are always around the school and you should always drive with the speed limit for school zones," student Frantz Beaubrum said. "It's 15 (mph) and I could tell the guy was not going 15 (mph). He was probably going more than that because he ended up killing someone, obviously."

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