Family of Mechanic Fatally Struck by Car Demands Justice - NBC Chicago

Family of Mechanic Fatally Struck by Car Demands Justice

Police say Posadas was working as a mechanic in an AutoZone parking lot when someone in a black Ford pickup truck intentionally hit him.

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    Chicago Family Demands Justice for 22-Year-Old Killed in Hit-and-Run

     

    A Chicago family wants justice after a 22-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run incident at a parking lot Monday on the city's South Side. NBC 5's Kate Chappell reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019)

    A Chicago family wants justice after a 22-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in a parking lot, in broad daylight, on the city's South Side.

    Marbella Gusman is heartbroken over the sudden death of her brother-in-law Carlos Posadas. she's hoping to raise enough money to send Posadas' remains to his mother in Honduras

    "We're just devastated, torn apart," she said. "We’re trying to be strong."

    Posadas was a father of two, and working odd jobs to support his family.

    Charges Pending Against Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run

    [CHI] Charges Pending Against Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run

    Charges were pending early Tuesday against the suspect who police say hit a young father with a pickup truck on Chicago's South Side. Susan Carlson reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019)

    "He always helped out whenever he can, he helped everybody," Gusman said. "He helped me a lot."

    Police say Posadas was working as a mechanic in an AutoZone parking lot when someone in a black Ford pickup truck intentionally hit him.

    Authorities say driver and Posadas previously had an argument.

    Man Struck, Killed by Known Driver in West Chatham

    Man Struck, Killed by Known Driver in West Chatham

    A man was fatally struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon in West Chatham. NBC 5's Dick Johnson reports.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 7, 2019)

    "For him to never get out of jail, that’s what I want," Gusman said of the accused driver. "Justice to be done, because this is everywhere. Everywhere in this city. I look at my young children and I say 'what world did I bring them to?' And now this? Not in one-million years did I imagine myself going to a medical examiner’s office."

    Posadas’ family is raising money through a GoFundMe account and working with the Honduran consulate in Chicago to get his body back to his mother and sisters were able to support them with the expenses of sending the body back to our country depending on their economic status.

    Chicago police say the suspect initially fled but was later apprehended.

    Charges are still pending.

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