Deputy charged with DUI in fatal accident
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:56AM
FRANKLIN PARK — A Franklin Park man is trying to raise money to bury his brother who was killed early Sunday in an alleged alcohol-related accident involving an off-duty sheriff’s police officer.
Marcial Marias-Quevedo, 41, who lived on 3000 block Prairie Street in Franklin Park, was walking across Mannheim Road at Minneapolis Street at 1:43 a.m. July 22 when he was struck by a 2011 Dodge 1500 pickup truck.
Jamie T. O’Malley, 37, of Chicago, the driver, was taken into custody at the scene by Franklin Park police.
He was charged with felony aggravated DUI. O’Malley is awaiting a bond hearing Wednesday morning in Maybrook Court.
O’Malley was an off-duty sheriff’s deputy and was driving a personal vehicle, said Cook County Sheriff’s police spokesman Frank Bilecki.
Marias-Quevedo was transported to Loyola University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:29 a.m. that same morning. His body was transferred to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The Marias-Quevedo family found out the news of his death when the police came to their door Sunday.
Since then, they’ve had more questions than answers.
Angel Marias-Quevedo, Marcial’s brother, speaks limited English and relies on his 11-year-old son, Bryan, to translate.
Angel Marias-Quevedo said they don’t know where Marcial’s body is or where to get a copy of the police report. He said, through Bryan, that they did not know where or when O’Malley will appear in court. They are still determining whether they will seek legal counsel regarding the incident.
Angel said he wanted to cry when he heard the news of his older brother’s death. Both are from Cuernavaca, Mexico, and he followed Marcial to Illinois to find work.
He said his brother worked a lot and was employed at a garbage recycling company in Melrose Park. When asked why Marcial was out so late, Angel said his brother was either going to the store or to work, but didn’t know for sure.
Franklin Park Police Chief Michael Witz said the police have had contact with Marcial Marias-Quevedo before and said he was considered somewhat homeless. The family said he stayed with them.
Angel Marias-Quevedo said his fondest memory is of his brother joining the family for outings along the Chicago lakefront.
The family is currently trying to raise funds for the funeral.