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Pedestrian Dies in Romeoville Crash

Gilberto Damian, 33, of Bolingbrook, died of his injuries after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Romeoville police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian late Thursday night on Route 53.

Police said Victor Garcia, 19, of Joliet, was driving south on Route 53 just north of Enterprise Drive at 11:51 p.m. when his 1998 Ford Explorer struck pedestrian Gilberto Damian.

Damian, a 33-year-old Bolingbrook resident, was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

The crash is still under investigation, according to police.
Cecilia Ihlo April 21, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Gilberto Damian is my fiance. We were to be married in June of this year & we were trying to have a baby. He was a wonderful man with a big heart. I honestly dont know how I can live without him, he is my heart, soul, my everything.
Raggedyann April 28, 2014 at 08:37 PM
I am very sorry for your loss Cecilia. You will never forget, but you will be able to slowly move on. I wish you the best.
Cecilia Ihlo April 30, 2014 at 04:04 AM
You never move on from your spouse being killed. If you ever lost a spouse you would know

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