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‘My brother didn’t deserve this’: Family want answers after 3 men were killed in South Shore hit-and-run

CHICAGO (SCS) — A family is devastated after three men were killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident this weekend.

Donald Huey, 25, was one of three men who lost their lives after a car drove into the group of men. CBS 2’s Shardaa Gray spoke with Huey’s sister.

The family is just trying to make sense of what happened over the weekend. Her sister said they grew up in the southern suburbs and were very close, but now her world has been turned upside down.

“My brother didn’t deserve this. He didn’t,” she said.

A close bond between a brother and a sister.

“He was like my child. He was the only person I had left,” she said.

Huey was taken from his sister in seconds. She does not want her name or face shown for fear of reprisals after her brother, Donald Huey, was one of four men who were hit by a car, three of whom died. She said her brother was holding a phone, just outside the Jeffery Pub.

‘It was hard. I can’t even explain’


“Donald was very responsible, respectful, reliable. He would give you the shirt off his back,” she said.

Chicago police say a sedan was traveling south near 70th and Jeffery on Saturday morning when the driver rammed four adult men, including Huey.

Detectives say a fight started inside the bar and spilled out onto the street moments before impact. The car used in the attack was recovered a few blocks from the scene, but so far there have been no arrests.

“It’s been hard. I can’t even explain. I can’t even imagine. It’s been hard,” Huey’s sister said.

She said they grew up in South Holland, but he recently moved to California and came back on weekends.

“It’s my grandmother’s birthday tomorrow. The 16th. We were going to have a party for her,” she said.

She says her family is torn and she hasn’t slept much, but they want to know who killed her brother.

“Answers and justice. My brother didn’t deserve this. He didn’t,” she said.

Family members tell us Jaylen Ausley, 23, was also killed in the hit-and-run crash. A cousin said he had just graduated from the University of Michigan and dreamed of going to an Ivy League graduate school. He was also a mentor at the Gary Comer Youth Center.

“He was on the straight and narrow. He had no issues. He had no issues with anybody,” his cousin, Curtis Henderson, said.

Henderson also had a message for the driver responsible for the fatal hit-and-run.

“Everyone makes mistakes in life. We are no one to judge, but we ask you to look at things from our shoes,” he said.

Both families are torn and restless, but hope the Chicago police will find out who killed their loved ones.

Huey’s sister said she hasn’t received any updates from police. CBS 2 also contacted police to see if they caught the driver or if they believe the driver deliberately drove through the crowd, but authorities said there was no update.


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