Hamlin, N.Y. -- Luis Alayon, 25, had a good job in Florida
. But when he learned he was about to be a father for the second time he moved his family back to Hamlin.
He died Monday night, just a few miles from home.
“It’s not just bad people that bad things happened to, he was just a really nice guy,” says a tearful Penny Wasnock. She says Luis Alayon was like a son to her. And that made him a big brother to her son Joey.
“This is all a dream to me right now,” says Joey Fisher. “I’m still waiting for Luis to walk through the front door.”
Sheriff’s deputies say Alayon was a passenger in a car driven by his pregnant fiancé. The vehicle slammed into the back of a pickup truck turning from Brick Schoolhouse Road onto Sweden Walker Road.
The violent collision left both vehicles upside down in the roadway. Alayon was ejected and became pinned beneath the pickup truck and the roadway.
“This just shouldn’t have happened to such a great person,” says Logan Wilson. She remembers Luis as a person who put friends first.
“He helped you when you were down, he was there for you when you were crying,” she recalls. “He was an amazing person and if you knew him you were better for it.”
Yet family is what brought Alayon back to Hamlin from Florida. His daughter Jasmine (who turns five next week) was about to have a new brother or sister. The couple wanted to raise their children near grandparents.
Five weeks after returning, on a rural road, that dream was shattered. “He was one of those people you didn’t think something like this would happen to,” says Penny Wasnock. “He was so strong and always willing to help a person. He was kind and a good dad.”
The accident remains under investigation. Amber Reeves- who was driving- has been released from the hospital. She and her unborn child have been checked out by doctors and are going to be okay.
She declined to be interviewed for this story but says she is broken-hearted. She was to marry Luis Alayon in July.