Who Was Florida-born Christian Bono? Families of Baseball Player Who Died in Accident

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Who was Florida-born Christian Bono? Families of baseball players who died in an accident

Christian Bono, Matthew Bono, and Nehemiah Turban were three young Florida teens who were aspiring baseball players who tragically died in a car accident in 2020.

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Christian and Matthew were brothers who traveled down Southwest California Boulevard while the three teammates were on the same baseball team.

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Christian Bono

Who was Florida-born Christian Bono?

Florida high school student Christian Bono was killed in a car accident along with two other teenagers, one of whom was his younger brother.

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Along with his brother Matthew Bono, Bono played varsity baseball at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. Nehemiah, a member of the Treasure Coast High School collegiate baseball team, was another of his friends who was injured in the incident.

When the disaster happened, Christian was just 16 years old; his brother was 15; and his friend Turban was 16. They were on the same Little League touring team and were good friends.

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Accidental death of Christian Bono

In early August 2020, Christian Bono and Nehemiah Turban died in a car accident, his brother Matthew was seriously injured.

According to an investigation into the crash, 16-year-old Christian was the driver and 16-year-old Turban was the passenger at the time of the crash. Authorities claim Bono hit a utility pole because he was speeding to make a small turn near Southwest California Boulevard and Southwest Heatherwood Boulevard.

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While the 15-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and died on August 5th, the two young people in the front seats died at the scene. Christian was traveling at high speed in a 2003 Toyota Camry, which caused him to lose control and veer into oncoming traffic before colliding with the concrete pole.

Obituaries for the dead teenagers

In an obituary for the boys and a memorial to the loss of their students, Christian Bono and Turban’s school wrote: “Absolutely, these two young men made excellent boys. It’s a terrible loss for both high schools and both programs.”

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A memorial to Christian and Turban was erected near the scene of the accident by friends, family and teachers in honor of the young people who died. The death of the young children brought the whole town together to offer support and condolences to the parents of the deceased.

Two weeks after the disaster, Bono and Turban celebrated a memorial service together, and both teams mourned their lost players on the Little League field. A woman from her school organized a fundraiser to help the family by raising $77,000 for the funeral and hospital costs of the two boys.

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