Heartbreaking final words young man told his mum before he was killed by car that allegedly ran a red light – as teenage P-plater is charged over the tragedy
- Melbourne teen Darrell Chepseba died in a crash on Friday
- He was allegedly struck by a car while riding his motorbike
- His mother revealed his last words to her were ‘I love you’
The final time a grief-stricken mother saw her teenage son before he died in a horror motorcycle crash, he hugged her tightly and said ‘I love you’.
Darrell Chepseba, 19, was riding his new motorcycle when a Holden Commodore allegedly ran a red light and struck him at an intersection in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood East last Friday.
Diesel Handley, 18, the P-plater alleged to have been behind the wheel has since been charged with culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, driving with a suspended licence and breaching bail.
Witnesses ran to the teenager’s aid before he tragically died at the scene of the crash.
Mr Chepseba’s mother, Rose, broke down in tears as she expressed her grief over the tragic loss of her son.
Grieving mother Rose Chepseba recalled the last time she saw her son Darrell (pictured), 19, who died last Friday
‘It’s very difficult as a mother to lose a child,’ she tearfully told Channel Nine.
‘It’s so hard that I’ll never see my son again.’
Ms Chepseba said the last time she ever saw her son, was when the teen took her to the airport days earlier.
‘He gave me that tight hug – little did I know that was the last one,’ she said.
‘Then he told me mum ‘I love you’.’
Mr Chepseba moved to Australia from Kenya only 18 months ago.
Mr Chepseba was heading to his job on his motorcycle (pictured) when he was allegedly struck by a Holden Commodore at an intersection in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood East
The teen’s mother Ms Chepseba (pictured right) said her son had taken her to the airport just days earlier and told her that he loved her
He initially had a job cleaning buses but recently started a role as a disability support worker.
Mr Chepseba was heading to his job on his motorbike when he collided with the car.
His family said it was the teenager’s dream to own a motorbike, which he had registered on the day of the crash.
Meanwhile, Handley, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday and did not apply for bail.
He will front court again in May.
The driver of the car, Diesel Handley (pictured), 18, has been charged with multiple offences and faced Melbourne Magistrates Court over the crash
Darrell was allegedly struck by a Holden Commodore (pictured) which allegedly ran a red light before hitting the disability support worker