A Barrington High School freshman died Sunday after the car she was using in veered into oncoming visitors alongside Route 59 in South Barrington and collided with an SUV.
The Prepare dinner County professional medical examiner’s office Monday recognized the woman as Cassandra Meadors, 14, of Barrington. A result in of death is pending.
According to South Barrington police, Cassandra was a passenger in a 2009 Volvo S60 touring north on Route 59 about 3:10 p.m. when its driver, 27-calendar year-previous Dana Cibulka of Chicago, dropped regulate and crossed into the southbound lane north of Penny Road.
Law enforcement mentioned the passenger aspect of the Volvo was struck by a 2006 BMW X5 pushed by Carol Saldek, 56, of Crystal Lake.
Cassandra and the two many others wounded in the collision were being taken to St. Alexius Medical Centre in Hoffman Estates by the Barrington-Countryside Fire Defense District, with the aid of the Fox River Grove Fire Defense District. Cassandra was pronounced dead at 3:24 p.m.
An update on the girls in the crash was not immediately available.
Barrington High father or mother Tom Carney mentioned Cassandra was among the women his daughter, Olivia, met as a freshman this academic calendar year. He remembered Cassandra for the kindness she confirmed towards his daughter.
“I assume my daughter and all her good friends are form of in shock and truly cannot truly wrap their heads about what happened,” Carney mentioned. “Till they got to school (Monday) morning, they experienced no idea what happened. I do know that Cassie was a sweet woman that invited my daughter into a new group of good friends who ended up having lunch every single working day for the very last several months.”
Carney added his daughter has been bringing his selfmade chocolate chip cookies to school every single few weeks for each woman in the freshmen lunch group. She brought the cookies to school Monday.
“They were being gutted when they understood one particular cookie was going to be uneaten,” he mentioned.
Samantha Ptashkin, a Barrington Place Unit District 220 spokeswoman, mentioned officers “are supplying a total evaluate of help solutions to learners by way of our distinctive solutions and counseling departments” in the wake of Cassandra’s death.
It truly is the next time in fewer than a calendar year a Barrington High student has died in a crash. In March, 18-calendar year-previous senior Rebecca Soderman of Lake Barrington was killed when a car she was using in struck a tree in Barrington Hills.
Sunday’s crash continues to be beneath investigation by South Barrington police and the Significant Visitors Incident Reconstruction Group of the Important Crimes Assistance Group. Route 59 was shut among Penny and Bartlett roadways for about six several hours after the collision, police mentioned.