Newport Beach Crash: Widow of Cyclist Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver Speaks Out

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When Sandra Eagleson describes how much her late husband loved her, she uses her celiac disease as an example.

Shaun Eagleson, 30, died Sunday after he was allegedly struck by a drunk driver, leaving behind his wife, Sandra Eagleson, 31. (Photo via gofundme.com)

Shaun Eagleson, 30, died Sunday after he was allegedly struck by a drunk driver, leaving behind his wife, Sandra Eagleson, 31. (Photo via gofundme.com)

Shaun Eagleson didn’t need to go gluten-free, but he decided to do so to eliminate the slim chance that he could cross-contaminate his wife’s food and trigger her illness.

“He just wanted to smother me and kiss me all the time,” she said, breaking into tears.

Shaun Eagleson, a Fountain Valley resident, was 30 when he died last Sunday night after being hit by a pickup while bicycling along East Coast Highway in Newport Beach. A Huntington Beach man suspected of driving drunk has been charged with murder, felony hit-and-run and possession of a controlled substance in connection with Eagleson’s death.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. Shaun’s family has set up a memorial fund at gofundme.com to help cover funeral and other expenses.