The family of a teenager killed in a bike crash on Wednesday was in mourning yesterday, trying to come to terms with the shock death.

Kevan Foggo, 19, died after his bike collided with a bus near the entrance of Shelly Bay Park, Hamilton Parish.

Police say Mr. Foggo was trapped under the bus for more than half an hour before firefighters could release him. He was pronounced dead at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital shortly after 10pm, about an hour after the accident happened.

Mr. Foggo lived at his nana's house in St. George's. His mother lives in Jamaica with his brothers and sisters. His father, Eugene, is a well-known mason.

He attended East End Primary School, Clearwater Middle School and CedarBridge Academy and worked as a tiler.

His stepmother Lachelle told us: "He was very popular and had lots of friends. He was just an average 19-year-old."

Mr. Foggo's cousin, Charmaine Simmons, said she still can't believe what happened. "It doesn't seem real to me yet," she said.

She remembers her cousin as a talented artist and keen sportsman.

"You know the aquarium bus? He painted that. He was a great artist. He also played in the St. George's Cricket Team and St. George's Football Team. His nickname was Dirt, because he was so dark," she said.

Ms Simmons said her cousin was a conscientious worker and had been looking forward to renovating his bedroom.

He was best friends with Derrick Paynter, the 17-year-old who also died in a bike crash earlier this year on Mullet Bay Road, St. George's.

Mr. Foggo's stepbrother, Damien Swann, described what happened as a "freak accident."

He said his brother, who he believes was on his way to see a friend in Southampton, didn't speed because he didn't want to draw attention to himself and be taken off the road. He believes there was something wrong with the bike that made him lose control. Either way, he feels sorry for the woman bus driver, who he said must be feeling awful about what happened.

Dan Simmons, the director of the Public Transportation Board, told us yesterday that the driver is in a state of shock. "She's on leave at the moment," he said.

Mr. Simmons sent his sympathies to Mr. Foggo's family.

He said the bus, which was travelling towards St. George's has been impounded until the police finish their investigation.

Mr. Foggo was the tenth person to die on Bermuda's roads this year.