Who is Bruno Krupp? Video shows influencer speeding on bike before fatally hitting 16-year-old

Krupp, who was treated at a hospital for his injuries, was detained on Wednesday morning and charged with murder with premeditation


                            Who is Bruno Krupp? Video shows influencer speeding on bike before fatally hitting 16-year-old
Model Bruno Krupp (L) was seen on CCTV speeding down a street just moments before collision that killed Joao Gabriel Cardim Guimaraes (Inset R) (Photo by Record News and TV Brasil/Youtube)
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Unsettling security footage shows a Brazilian influencer riding a bike at high speed before colliding with a 16-year-old and killing him. Twenty five-year-old Bruno Krupp, a model and influencer, was seen tearing down the road just before the fatal collision on his Yamaha motorcycle on Saturday. His bike hit 16-year-old Joao Gabriel Cardim Guimaraes as he was crossing the street with his mother.

According to Globo, the schoolboy's leg was severed on impact and hurled 50 yards away onto a grass verge. Krupp had reportedly been whizzing around on the Yamaha bike without a licence or licence plate at extraordinary speeds.

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Video shows Joao lying in a pool of blood, losing consciousness, with his horrified mother clinging to her only child. Her sobbing was captured on a heartbreaking video as she cradles the 16-year-old who died before help arrived. His severed leg was preserved in a thermal container in the hope that he would survive. Débora Cardim, his grief-stricken aunt, said, "My sister is wracked with grief. All of us. Destroyed by the loss of their only grandchild, their only child."

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Following the fatal collision, Krupp, who was also treated at a hospital for his injuries, was detained on Wednesday morning and charged with murder with premeditation. He will be detained at the hospital, where he is to undergo a clavicle surgery, until medical personnel release him.

Judge Maria Isabel Pena Pierant stated that releasing Krupp "would endanger public order, being the necessary constraint to avoid the commission of crimes of the same sort." 

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Joao had just left a birthday party with his mother, Mariana Cardim, and was taking a quick stroll on the beach before returning to their home when Krupp, who was traveling at a speed of over 90 mph, collided with him.

Reports said that just three days prior to the fatal collision, the disgraced influencer had been fined for driving without a license. According to local residents, Krupp was well known for riding his gray motorcycle recklessly. "He is well known; he spends every weekend here," said a kiosk employee who saw the incident and spoke to Globo. "When we look at those loud motorcycles, they are already far away. They fly by here occasionally."

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Krupp once dated Sarah Poncio, a model and influencer.