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Family Seeking Help for Kids of Deceased Son

STREATOR - A Central Illinois couple is mourning the tragic loss of their son, and they're searching for help for the family he leaves behind.
STREATOR - A Central Illinois couple is mourning the tragic loss of their son, and they're searching for help for the family he leaves behind.
Shirley Lawton and her family are in mourning. On July 13, her son Charlie Lawton, 35, passed away.
“It is hard, very hard because he's going to be missed so much,” said Lawton. “It's like a big hole that's gone."
In Cook County on June 13, Charlie tried to stop a pair of criminals by standing in front of their car.
“Not thinking that they would mow him down,” said Shirley Lawton. “And that's what he did. He just ran over him and drug him for about 60 feet or more.”
Charlie was in the hospital for month. He leaves a fiancé' and four girls, including a two month old who was born on her father’s birthday.
"He loved his daughters with all his heart. I mean he'd do anything for them."
But he had no insurance, So the family is looking to the web for help for his family.
"I'd like to see people give, if they find it in their hearts to do so. So that maybe those girls can have a better memorial of their father,” said Lawton. "We loved him. We're very proud of him, very proud of the man he turned out to be."
Police arrested one man in connection to Lawton’s death and are looking for one more person.
If you’d like to help the Lawton family, visit this website.


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