Teen dies day after being hit by vehicle in Seminole Heights

- The 16-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of N. Rome Avenue and E. Sligh Avenue died Saturday of his injuries.

The accident happened just before 4 p.m. the day before.

Police say it appears Jephté Germain-Rogers was crossing Sligh Ave., outside of a crosswalk, when he was hit by an oncoming car.

The driver stayed at the scene and no charges had been filed as of Friday evening.

Jephté's friends tell FOX 13 News he made an impact on everyone he met. 

He played football at Jefferson High School before attending Tampa Bay Christian Academy, which released a statement on the death of one of their own. 

The TBCA Family is mourning the loss of our student and friend. This is a sad and tragic accident and we mourn for his family and friends. We’ve developed a hotline for our families and friend to reach out for help at 1-866-684-2007 and will have counselors at school Monday.

Our students and family are obviously going through a traumatic time. We would appreciate if you would extend privacy and space to our students and families as they return to school on Monday so as not to disrupt what will already be a very difficult morning.

Students at Jefferson High School who knew Jephté said they planned a vigil in his honor Sunday, August 12 at noon.

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