Evelyn Rodriguez, whose 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas was murdered by members of the MS-13 gang two years ago, was fatally struck by an SUV Friday after an altercation with the driver shortly before an anniversary memorial service for her daughter's death.
After her daughter's death, Rodriguez became a prominent advocate for victims of gang violence. "It's a fight that I have to continue to make sure all communities are safe," she said the day before her death.
To honor her advocacy work, Rodriguez was among President Trump's invited guests for the State of the Union address in January. "My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn Rodriguez this evening, along with her family and friends," Trump tweeted Friday night. Bonnie Kristian