In what police are calling an accident, a man died after his girlfriend ran over him outside a Lawndale medical clinic where the couple had just been told they were expecting a child.
Michael Santiago, 21, and Arely Torres, 19, of
Cicero had left the clinic around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday after getting confirmation
of a home-pregnancy test
Witnesses told police that
Santiago was leaning into an open passenger side door of a Volkswagen, speaking
with Torres who was behind the wheel, when she sped forward, said Samantha
Santiago, 23. The door struck Santiago, who hit another car and landed on the
ground, where he was run over by the Volkswagen.
Torres was cited with driving too fast for conditions. She was
taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was tested for alcohol and drugs, which
is routine for fatal accidents, police said. The Police Major Accident
Investigation Unit is investigating.