- Evelyn Rodriguez died on Friday after she was hit by a speeding SUV while preparing for a candlelight vigil at her daughter’s memorial.
- Rodriguez’ daughter Kayla Cuevas, 16, was brutally murdered in 2016 by MS-13 gang members on Long Island.
- A woman driving a Nissan Rogue sped up and hit Rodriguez, who died at the hospital, after an altercation over the dismantled memorial.
In a preparation for a candlelight vigil at her daughter’s memorial, the grieving mother of a girl killed by MS-13 gang members on Long Island was gravely struck by a vehicle on Friday, cops relate.
Evelyn Rodriguez who went to President Trump’s State of the Union Address to clarify on the brutal slaying of Kayla Cuevas, 16, was hit by a car in Brentwood at around 4 p.m., two years after her daughter’s corpse was found in a forest from the same block, police claimed.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn Rodriguez this evening, along with her family and friends. #RIPEvelyn,” President tweeted Friday.
Rodriguez, 50, was on Ray Court, nearby where the cadaver of the two girls Kayla and Nisa Mickens, 15, who were whipped with baseball bats and slashed with an axe by MS-13 gang members were found.
While preparing for the vigil, the mom had a heated argument with a woman driving a 2016 Nissan Rogue over the dismantled girl’s memorial in front of a house. The woman was believed to be a relative of someone who lived in the house, police affirmed.
Long Island News 12’s Web site posted a video footage showing Rodriguez and a man confronting the driver.
That’s when the SUV driver sped up and fatally hit Rodriguez, cops added. The network skipped that part of the footage.
The driver stayed on the sight and called 911. No arrest happened that night. According to Suffolk County Police, its homicide squad was investigating the incident.
Rodriguez was a strong advocate in the crusade eradicating gangs. She encourages schools to combat gang-related aggression, Long Island’s enduring problem where MS-13 is accountable for at least 25 murders since 2016.
I n January, she was in the national spotlight when she attended Trump’s State of the Union Address.
“I just want what’s right to be done,” Rodriguez informed The New York Times.
“Everybody should put their political agenda aside and think about what’s going on in our country.”
Source: New York Post