SUNRISE, Fla. – One of two teens involved in a prom night car accident has died, while the other remains in critical condition.
Taletrius Bradley died Tuesday morning due to brain injuries suffered in the early Sunday morning accident.
Bradley was driving a 2017 Corvette down State Road 7 and Sunrise Boulevard when he lost control of the car, Lauderhill police said.
Demetrius Palmer, 17, was in the passenger seat.
Tammie Singletary, Bradley's mother, said she rented the luxury vehicle for her son.
"He's doing something with his life. He's going to prom. He's graduating," Singletary said. “I wanted to put a smile on his face.”
The 19-year old, who is known as TJ, attended Plantation High School's prom Saturday night.
"He wasn't the only one. There were Lamborghinis, Maseratis," Singletary said. "Everyone knows when it’s prom, that’s what it’s about – extravagant things."
Both teens attended Deerfield Beach High School and planned on pursuing a football career in college.
Singletary described the teens as good students. She said her son planned on attending the University of Tampa in August.
"It could've happened to anybody," Singletary said. "Like I said, he could have had a Toyota and it could have flipped over."
Palmer remains in critical condition at Broward Health Medical Center.
The Lauderhill Police Department said the crash is still under investigation.
Click here to donate to a GoFundMe page created to help with Palmer's medical expenses.
Click here to donate to a GoFundMe page created to help Bradley's family with his funeral expenses.