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Man delivers woman's dying message to family

Posted at 7:55 PM, Nov 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 08:15:24-05

"All she said after I prayed with her was, ‘Tell my mom I'm going to be OK, and give her a hug for me,’" Angel Quiles said.

Those were the final requests of a dying girl to the man who held her in her final moments.

"I just began to cry when I saw her take her last breath," Quiles said.

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, a Jeep was traveling northbound along alternate 19 in Dunedin when the driver made a turn at Orange Street.

"She was ejected off her scooter and landed off the side of the road in a ditch," said Quiles, who witnessed the crash.

Investigators said the driver of the Jeep failed to see Susie Stone riding her scooter southbound. As Stone lay on the side of the road, Quiles could only think of one thing.

"I thought about what happened to my wife," said Quiles, who said he knew he had to stay by Susie's side.

Angel knows tragedy first hand. His wife, Jenny, remains at a local hospital after she was hit crossing a street in St. Petersburg in October. She was seven months pregnant at the time. Somehow both she and the baby survived.

However, Stone wouldn't be so lucky.

Angel delivered those final words Friday to Stone’s grieving parents.

"I told her, ‘Sorry, I wish I could have done more,’" said Quiles, fighting back tears. "She said that Susie’s a beautiful girl who loved life."

While her mother said Susie's loss is unbearable, she added she's just glad Susie had an angel by her side at the end.

The driver in the accident has not been charged.

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor.