Ali Spice, a former Hooters girl who has nearly a million followers on TikTok, was killed by a reverse driver early Sunday morning near DeLand, friends and family said Tuesday. They were killed along with two other friends when their car was hit on State Highway 44.
Angela Gillis told Newsday Tuesday that her younger brother Kyle Moser, 25, of Daytona Beach, was also killed in the car with Spieth, 21, whose real name was Ali Dooling. Gillis said her brother Dooling and another friend, Ava Fellerman, were killed in the crash.
The driver of the vehicle, Devin Perkins, 21, Dooling’s boyfriend, was seriously injured, she said. Gillis said the friends were heading home after a night out in Orlando.
Zachary Wilkerson of DeLeon Springs and RJ Fleming of DeLand said Tuesday that Perkins is well known in the New Smyrna Beach area as an avid truck fan. Friends said they knew Perkins two years after they met him at the truck event.
“He’s a hard worker and works for what he has,” the friends said. Wilkerson and Fleming said they believe Perkins may have known Dooling at a truck event in Daytona. “She’s really good,” Wilkerson said.
Media and Internet reports indicate that Dooling is popular as a TikTok and social media influencer, often sharing her experience as a hooters. She has 919,000 followers on TikTok following her. Fans and friends flooded social media after learning of her death.
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Florida Highway Patrol investigators said Sunday that the driver of the crash was traveling westbound on the eastbound lane of State Highway 44 at 2:20 a.m. when it collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Perkins.
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The Toyota Tacoma then crashed into a second vehicle. A third car avoided a crash but hit debris. In a brief 9-1-1 recording released Tuesday, a caller reported a lot of debris on the road.
“We were stopped. We couldn’t get through because there was too much debris on the road,” the woman told the dispatcher. “I don’t know how I’m going to get through this.”
The driver of the Toyota Tacoma fled the scene and the Volusia County Sheriff’s K-9 unit helped locate the suspect but was unable to locate him, the officer said.
On Tuesday, FHP Lt. Tara Crescenzi said her agency would not release further information about the crash because it was still under investigation.
“There are currently no updates available,” Crescenzi said. “Once we have a suspect in custody, we will issue an updated press release.”
affectionately known as kj
Gillis said her family was not happy with the length of time it took to notify them of Moser’s death. Gillis said it wasn’t until 5 p.m. Sunday that police dispatched a Lake County representative to notify her mother of his death.
“We’re very disgusted with FHP,” Gillis said.
Moser, affectionately known as KJ, is a server at the Top of Daytona restaurant in Daytona Beach. In addition to restaurant work, he enjoys fashion designing, his sister said.
“He sells clothes online,” Gillis said.
Full of life
Her brother has a huge following on social media and uses the medium to organize help for the charity Save the Children and beach cleanups.
“He’d post on social media about the beach cleanup, and about a hundred people would show up,” Gillis said.
Moser loves sharing his life journey on social media, which is inspiring to friends and family, his sister said.
He is the youngest of five siblings.
“His big, beautiful smile,” Gillis said when asked what she misses most about her brother. “He was full of energy and he always inspired us to live life to the fullest too.”