Brandon Teen Crash Victim's Funeral Services Set for June 23

Tyler Stich died June 15 when the car he was riding in lost control and flipped over on Kings Avenue south of Bloomingdale Avenue.

He loved cooking, playing baseball, skateboarding, swimming and video games.

But, most of all, Tyler Michael Stich of Brandon loved spending time with his friends and family.

Now those friends and family will gather to say goodbye to the teen , June 15, on Kings Avenue, south of Bloomingdale Avenue.

A visitation for Stich will be held Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at , 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. A service will follow at 7:30 p.m.


  • A makeshift memorial has been established by friends and family at the site of the crash. See, .


Stich reportedly died when the Ford Explorer he was riding in left the road and overturned. Stich, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the back seat. The SUV landed on top of him, killing him instantly, according to reports from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Michael Kryder, 16, the driver, and the others in the vehicle suffered "only minor injuries," according to the report. Kryder had not been cited.

Stich was a student at the South County Career Center in Ruskin, where he was studying culinary arts.

Friends have been visiting the crash scene all week, at a roadside memorial.

Stich leaves behind his mother, Tara Running; his father, Mick Stich; siblings, Kayla Stich, Hunter Stich, Cameron Stich, Joshua Blakey and Jasmin Stich; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Steiner; paternal grandparents, Mitchell Stich, Julie Smith and husband Kenny; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Nancy Crutcher June 25, 2013 at 02:15 AM
This is a very sudden death which I am very sure that makes his family grieve. Accidents do happen and we really never know when our life and how our life is going to end. I just hope and pray that his family will find comfort that many people love him. My prayers are with you all. -http://www.crosby-ngray.com/


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