Jeremais Herrera Rodriguez, 44, of Alexandria, was cleaning the alley behind the Warehouse Bar & Grill where he worked as a dishwasher, one of two jobs he held so he could send money home to his family, when he was struck and killed by the vehicle.
No information has been released on whether or not the driver will be facing criminal charges. Police are still investigating the incident.
Now, the Warehouse Bar & Grill has setup a GoFundMe page to help the family with the cost of sending his remains back to his family in Guatemala, which is quite expensive.
$10,000 is needed to help send Mr. Rodriguez back to his family in Guatemala. Questions on this fundraising effort can be sent to Meghan Schulze.
For those in our great city of Alexandria who may or may not have heard, we lost a wonderful friend and co-worker yesterday in a terrible accident. Jeremais worked with us for seven years, and was a truly hard-working husband and father. We are hoping to help ease some of the financial burden this tragedy brings to his family, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. We have already seen great support from our friends and customers, and we are so lucky to know you.
If you can, please consider donating to help a grieving Alexandria area family. I have donated. Hope you can too.