A college baseball player was killed in a weekend crash in the suburbs. Nineteen-year-old Kevin Edwards, of Matteson, was driving a car late Saturday night when it crashed into a wall and overturned along Interstate 57 in Calumet Park.
Edwards was a starting pitcher for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Edwards was a graduate of Marian Catholic High School and a sophomore in college. He was visiting his family for Thanksgiving.
Edwards was a scholar, poet and athlete, the joy of his mother’s life.
"He was the light of my life. When he walked in the room, his smile would just fill the room. He was just fun to be with. I loved him. But more importantly, I liked my son. He was so sweet," said Kim Edwards, mother.
Edwards, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on an athletic scholarship, was home for Thanksgiving. He died Sunday morning after his vehicle crashed into a wall on I-57 near 127th Street Saturday night. The death was ruled accidental.
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