October 27: Reggie Destin passed away this morning. Rest in peace. Read a statement from one of his close friends here.
Reggie Destin, a longtime staple of the skateboard scene in Chicago, was hit by a drunk driver while skateboarding in a bike lane on Friday night. He suffered severe head injuries and is currently hospitalized in critical condition. The driver fled the scene and was caught by police several blocks later. It was the driver’s second drunk driving offense and he is currently being held on $400,000 bail.
Though I do not know him personally, friends from Chicago say that Reggie is behind a ton of great projects that helped build the city’s skate scene over the years. He is the founder of Push Skateshop, ran Affiliate Skateboards, and has worked with Girl, Chocolate and Empire Distribution (former distributor of Vehicle.) One of Reggie’s friends has organized an online fundraiser to help cover medical costs as a result of this accident. Please donate what you can and keep him in your prayers.Tweet