Local Teen Dies In Tragic Motocross Accident
CHESTER, Devin Randall, 16, of Largo, FL died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Devin was born in Clearwater, FL. He was an honor student at Osceola Fundamental High School and worked at Mike’s Pizza and Pub. Devin had a passion for motocross, a love for fishing, and a knack for picking up anything he set his mind to. Devin started riding dirtbikes at the age of 3 and was racing by age 4. He was a fierce competitor, yet a self-less soul. Devin is survived by his parents, James “Michael”, Largo and Tammy M. Chester, Madeira Beach; brother, Jesse and sister in law, Shaina, San Diego, CA; great grandmother, Mary “GG” Wilson, Shallette, NC; grandparents, Sonja N. Chester, Largo, John R. and Doreen Chester, Brentwood, TN and Michael W. Warren, Bristol, TN and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3 pm Thursday at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks,12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
October 24, 2014
Posted at 7:54AM
Updated at 1:40PM
Devin Chester, a junior at Osceola High School, died as a result of his injuries at the Sunshine Motocross Track Thursday evening.
The accident occurred just after 7 PM at the motocross track which is located at 4300 126 Avenue N in Clearwater.
Thursday evenings the track holds an open practice night from 6PM and runs until 10PM.
Friends and classmates began posting to twitter almost immediately after the incident. The exact details of the crash are unknown at this time. Crews arrived from Pinellas Park Fire Department and were treating Devin following the crash. He struggled to breathe and went into cardiac arrest. He died very early this morning despite the resuscitation efforts.
The twitter hash tags changed this morning from “prayfordevin to #ripdevin and students learned of his death.
Grief counselors are onsite at Osceola High School to assist both students and teachers. There is one tweet mentioning a teacher crying in the hallway. Devin appeared to be very popular and well liked.
His love of fishing and battling the “Silver King” (Tarpon) seemed to be one of his other passions besides his love of motocross.
More information if/when available.
This is the second death of the year at this track. The first occurred on May and the story can be found HERE (http://www.iontb.com/motocross-accident-results-death-sunshine-motosports/7535)