The teenager struck while riding his bicycle on Friday afternoon in East Shreveport has died.
Shreveport police say 16-year-old Divorious Magee of Shreveport critically injured when he was struck by a Ford Taurus driven by Tatiana Johnson around 4:30 p.m. Friday. It was learned on Saturday afternoon that Magee died from his injuries.
Accident investigators believe Magee was traveling southbound on East 79th Street at Thornhill Avenue when he reportedly disregarded a stop sign at the intersection there.
That's when police say he and the bike were struck by Johnson's eastbound vehicle.
Johnson did not have a valid drivers license at the time of the collision, according to police. She has been cited for that violation.
Magee was in his junior year at Byrd High School, his classmates are devastated over his sudden death."We still can't believe that he's gone," said Magee's classmate, Jake Morton.
"I can't imagine him not sitting next to me in class each day," said classmate Yasmine Whitehurst.
Neighbors who wish not to be identified explained to KSLA News 12, Magee was showing off his new bicycle and how fast it was on Friday afternoon, when just minutes later they witnessed him running into a Ford Taurus. "We ran, everyone ran over there to call the police, everyone had their cell phone calling police, the woman who he hit got out and almost fainted," he said.
Morton describes Magee as someone who could be friends with anyone. "He made people laugh, he had a very good sense of humor," he said.
Whitehurst says the 16-year-old was impossible not to like. "He was loved by all his teachers, all his classmates loved him, he was just a really good person to have around," she said.
With spring break over, Magee's friends find it hard to believe they won't see him when they go back to school on Monday. "The day is going to feel empty without him there with us," said Morton. "He wouldn't want us to be sad right now, he'd just want us to be smiling and happy, because he's in a better place," said Whitehurst.
Magee's classmates say the whole junior class will always remember him as someone whose positive energy was contagious.
His classmates say they plan to hold a prayer vigil in the gym before school starts on Monday and encourage their classmates to wear black.
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