Eddie Fuentes, 24, was killed on Sunday Dec. 21, 2014 after a car struck him. Fuentes was the designated driver for a group of his friends that were all attending a holiday party.
Jason Rayford, a 30-year-old passenger in the car that struck Fuentes, began to punch his wife while she was driving the car and then reportedly wrestled the steering wheel away from her.
His wife then lost control of the car and accidently struck Fuentes who was standing on a hot dog stand on South Western. Upon being struck, he was taken to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Law, Illinois.
Rayford has been charged with reckless homicide for his role in Fuentes death and also misdemeanor domestic battery for assaulting his wife in the vehicle.
The youngest child in his family, Fuentes will be greatly missed. Fuentes was studying at Columbia College and was also employed at Red Box.
These tragedies are avoidable and heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to the Fuentes family and their friends.
Car accidents that cause the wrongful death of a loved one are among the most painful types of car accidents. In the aftermath of such a tragedy, nothing less than justice is satisfactory.