MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Family and friends of Eduardo Hernandez gathered Wednesday to pay their respects to the man who was killed trying to help two teenagers.
The husband and father of three children was killed Sunday night after he pulled over to help two teen girls involved in a crash.
"He's really a hero -- an everyday hero," friend Robert Pelier told Local 10. "And everybody needs to know that he died doing something honorable, and that's what heroes do."
Those sentiments were echoed by Hernandez's cousin.
"When it came to someone needing help or someone being there in need, he was always there to help them," David Rush said.
Police said Christopher Masferrer, 30, was driving the car that slammed into Hernandez, Anapaula Saldana and Caroline Agreda, both 17.
Masferrer is out of the hospital, and police are investigating if speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Meanwhile, the Hernandez family takes some solace knowing that he died trying to help others.
"On behalf of the Hernandez family, I cannot emphasize enough how thankful they are for the outpour of love and support," Pelier said.
An account has been established for anyone wishing to donate money to the Hernandez family.
Hernandez Memorial Family Account
c/o Law Office of Robert N. Pelier, P.A.
4649 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 301
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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