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Bike ride planned for New Tampa father run over, killed while biking with his kids

Posted: 10:01 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 02:01:03Z

TAMPA, Fla. — Every time Peter Mirones gets on his bike it's uplifting, not today.

"You don't expect this to happen," said Peter Mirones.

A heavy heart over a family he doesn't even know. 42-year-old Pedro Aguerrebbery took his two sons, three-year-old Bennett and eight-year-old Lucas on a Sunday bike outing.

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Police say 30-year-old Mikese Morse, a former track star, not only fled the scene but intentionally ran the family over.

Bennett was airlifted to the hospital and is in fair condition. Lucas suffered scrapes and bruises. Aguerrebbery died on Sunday night.

"He was doing everything right. Had a helmet on and was in the bike path," said Mirones. "For this to happen is tragic." 

The suspect's parents said their son struggled with mental health issues. But it's the Aguerreberry's state of mind that Mirones is worried about. For the past three decades, he's devoted his life to kids as an educator and coach. 

"I feel for the mom in all this and I feel for the community he lived in because these are kids that are going to need counseling at their elementary school and that's the main part why I'm trying to get this ride together," said Mirones.

He called on people to come together this Saturday at Flatwoods Park, just blocks away from where Aguerreberry was hit.

Other bikers are already rallying,

"I think it's good to show the support," said biker George Gibbons.

And many already have. In just one day a GoFundMe account, with a goal of 20,000 has topped more than $50,000.

Mirones hopes the community's call for action comes from the heart. 

"Love, Love. It's a ride for Pedro,' said Mirones.

If you would like to take part in the ride you can head to meetup.com and search Peter Mirones name.

You can also head to the Next Door app in New Tampa.

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