ADDISON – Memorial arrangements have been made for Dylan Domek, the Addison Trail High School student who died Friday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car in Chicago hours before his planned graduation in June.
The wake will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Salerno's Rosedale Chapel, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 1233 W. Holtz Ave., Addison.
“The Domek family is in our hearts and thoughts,” Addison Trail Principal Adam Cibulka said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathy goes out to them during this most difficult time.”
Domek, a 19-year-old Addison resident, was struck by a car while running across Lake Shore Drive early June 9. He had planned to graduate later in the day. He and a group of others were in Chicago and stepped over a guardrail just after midnight that morning, running across the northbound lanes in the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive.
Domek stumbled and was struck by a 2003 BMW 325, police said, and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He suffered injuries to his head and legs in the collision. The female driver of the BMW remained on the scene, and no citations or charges had been filed, police said after the accident. An underground walkway was located near the scene of the accident, police said.
Domek was a linebacker on Addison Trail's football team, and community members rallied to raise money and awareness to support his family and friends in the weeks following his hospitalization.
The Addison Trail football team will wear a sticker with Domek's No. 44 on their helmets to "honor Domek and all he meant to Addison Trail and the community as a whole," according to a news release from the school.
Support services are in place for students, staff members and those who need assistance. To access those services, call 630-628-3300.