RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A man aspiring to follow in the footsteps of his golf pro father is instead battling severe head injuries he suffered Wednesday night when the BMW he was driving collided into the back end of a semi truck in Riviera Beach.
Devon Quigley, 27, wrecked at about 11:15 p.m. in front of the Lone Pines Estate just north of Canterbury Drive South. He was headed home to West Palm Beach, where he lives with his father, PGA golf pro Dana Quigley, the senior Quigley said Friday.
Riviera Beach police are still investigating the crash and further details are expected next week, spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Friday.
"He was coming home from a birthday party," Quigley said.
Friday morning, Devon Quigley remained in critical condition at St. Mary's Medical Center.
"All we're trying to do is keep him alive at this point," said Quigley, who said Devon suffered "severe brain trauma" in the crash.
Devon's mother flew down from Rhode Island Thursday morning and has not left his side, Quigley said. He is surrounded by other family and friends as well, he added.
Dana Quigley, 64, has lived and golfed in Palm Beach County for several years and frequently participates in local charity events as well. He began his career as a caddie in Rhode Island and was inducted into the New England PGA Hall of Fame after the 2000 season, according to the PGA Tour website.
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