A Chicago-area man is dead after being run over by his girlfriend outside a clinic, just moments after they learned they were going to have a child.
Michael Santiago and Arely Torres were leaving a Lawndale medical clinic at around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday when witnesses say he was run over by Torres’ car.
Witnesses say Santiago was leaning into a Volkswagen’s open door talking to Torres who was behind the wheel when Torres suddenly accelerated. Santiago was hit by the open door and slammed into another car which knocked him to the ground. He was then somehow run over by the Volkswagen.
Santiago, 21, died. He and Torres, 19, had just left the clinic where they received confirmation that she was pregnant. His sister told the Chicago Tribune he was excited about becoming a father after they had their last pregnancy ended with a miscarriage.
Sadly, the Santiagos’ father died in April and Michael, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, was to walk his sister down the aisle next month at her wedding.
Torres was cited for driving too fast for conditions, and is expected in traffic court on February 1.