Florida mother learns driver who struck and killed her son posted photos of his body on Twitter

Trevius Williams was taken to the hospital after the incident but died before his mother arrived

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A distraught mother whose son was killed by a car as he crossed a road in Florida has expressed her anger after learning that the driver posted photos of his dead body on Twitter.

Connie Cole, of Jacksonville, FL, said 16-year-old Trevius Williams had left the house to get a loaf of bread at 8.40pm on 18 October when he was hit by the car, NBC reported.

He was taken to the hospital after the incident but died before his mother arrived. 

Later, Ms Cole’s niece alerted her that pictures of Trevius had reportedly been posted on Twitter by someone, purporting to be the 19-year-old driver, who added the comment "I jus [sic] killed a man" and "RIP". The images were widely circulated on social media, along with the initial message.

"Who does that?" Ms Coles said to First Coast News. "You have to be some kind of monster."

A report on News4Jax interviewed local councilman Regniald Gaffney who criticised the “abuse” of social media, and warned that similar incidents would take place if legislation was not introduced to prevent it.

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the investigation into William’s death is still ongoing.