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South Elgin High School mourns loss of 2 classmates killed in car crash


SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — South Elgin High School students and staff are mourning the loss of two students killed in a car crash in Bartlett.

Two memorial sites have been created in honor of the two female victims; one at the scene of the crash and one at the high school.

South Elgin students began their day with a vigil, with all the students huddled together to remember their two classmates.

Police said the crash happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Route 25 and Keynon Road. Four girls were on their way to school in a Honda Civic, when they collided with a semi-truck.

The truck ended up on its side and the Honda ended up in a corn field.

Fire crews removed the roof of the passenger car to gain access to the girls inside the Honda Civic.

One girl suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital where she later died. Another girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two other girls, along with the truck driver, were injured.

The school district had social workers and counselors available for emotional support for students, staff and families.

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