Timothy Riley, a 21-year-old aspiring filmmaker, was among three passengers killed in a car accident early Sunday. Riley, known to the Chicago’s Hip Hop scene as LoKoVision, was killed when 22-year-old driver Robert M. Hayes lost control of a 2010 Dodge Avenger and hit a concrete barrier wall after passing a semi-truck on Interstate Highway 80/94 around 3 a.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.
The impact, according to the Chicago Sun Times, split the vehicle in half before catching fire. The flames were eventually put out by a passerby.
Hayes was transported to Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary, IN with non-life-threatening injuries. Other victims killed in the crash included Shaquita Kendrick, 21, and William Burton, 21. John Paul Misques, 22, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Riley’s mother Nadine Jackson told ABC 7 Chicago her son was studying video production at the Art Institute of Chicago.
“He wanted to be a star,” she said. “He wanted to do videos like all kids… and he was really good at it. All his friends loved him. They know him as LoKoVison.”
“Always been an A student,” she told NBC Chicago. “Very smart.”
Family and friends took to social media to mourn Riley’s loss:
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