The victim of a horrific hit and run accident caught on camera early Friday morning outside The Spot nightclub in Brockton, Massachusetts has died.
Sergio Licona was just 25 years old, a married father of three children who had come to Brockton two years ago from Honduras in search of job opportunities to support his family back home.
The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Witnesses told police Licona was leaving the club with a group of people when he was struck while crossing the street. According to witnesses, the driver failed to stop and drove up North Main Street.
His widow, Lizeth Mejia, told us by phone from Honduras that Licona had planned to come home soon.
“He left his three kids, he left me, he left his parents in search of new opportunities and new dreams," she said.
When we spoke to Mejia, she believed Licona was still in a coma at Beth Israel Hospital, where he was taken after the accident. He passed away Monday morning.
“This is something I still don’t believe," she said, "something that we would like to think that it is a dream, that he will be alive and he will come back.”
The district attorney’s office said state police have identified the driver of the 2012 Jaguar SUV that struck Licona and then left the scene.
He is not being identified publicly pending charges.
Giovanni Perez, a friend of Licona’s who also moved to Brockton from Honduras, said he is devastated that someone would hit him and leave him in the road to die.
“When we saw the video, when he was hit, I felt something terrible,” Perez said.
It is unclear when the driver involved in the hit and run will be arraigned, but the district attorney’s office did say charges are pending.