Saturday, December 12, 2009

Proviso East Security Official Struck and Killed By Car...

The death of the 57-year-old man who was killed Friday night when he was struck by a vehicle in Maywood has been ruled an accident.

A Saturday autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said George Smith, 57, of 929 W. 19th Ave. in Bellwood, died of multiple injuries in an auto vs. pedestrian accident. The accident happened at 1st Avenue and School Street in Maywood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The victim, George Smith, 57, of 929 W. 19th Ave. in Bellwood, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 8:47 p.m. Smith was employeed at Proviso East High School as a school security official.

Maywood police were not immediately available Saturday night. School officials are preparing to have grief counselors available for students on Monday.


Anonymous said...

RIP... george you were a wonderful friend/neighbor. gone too soon , it's so shocking!! this whole thing here is very tragic and unFORTUNATE

Anonymous said...

May this wonderful man who cared so much about the youth of community, rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

You will be missed. You were one of a handful of people at PE, that always had a kind word and a smile on your face.


Anonymous said...

This is so sad. I will be praying for his wife and children.

Jacqueline said...

George was a beloved husband, father, son, family member, and friend. He and his wife, SWS, met in college in their late teens and cherished each other dearly. George loved his son and was filled with pride as GD graduated from college and achieved each accomplishment in his steps toward manhood.

As a young man, George would sing for his family and professionally in small gigs. Later, he became an active member of the Living Word Christian Center choir.

George brought life to family gatherings, listened with compassion, gave encouragement where it was needed, and added meaning to life.

Now George lives sweetly in our hearts and minds.

With Heartfelt Sympathy
The Scott Family