Two Aurora Central students killed in crash on way to game
Mar 11, 2015
Two people died in the crash and a third was taken to Rochelle Community Hospital, officials said. Three other people in the car did not suffer any injuries, according to Sawlsville. The driver of the semi truck was not injured, according to Sawlsville. The school released a statement saying that "two ACC students were killed in a car accident on their way to a school basketball game. This is a loss for the family, our school and the larger ACC community. " Their names and ages were not released. Students entering the school this morning said a girl and a boy died in the crash. Taylor Haddock, a sophomore at the school, said she played sports with the girl since she was in second grade. She said the girl played several sports, including volleyball, basketball and softball. “She always brought her smile with her,” Haddock told reporters at the school, wiping away tears with her hand. “One of my worst fears is death," she said. "But, I mean, it’s also a good thing … ‘cause they’re all gonna be in a better place. "
Sophomore Katie Unruh, who stood next to Haddock, also started crying as she talked about the tragedy. “I didn’t know (the girl) that well,” Unruh said, sobbing in between sentences. “But I just saw her the other week … It’s … It’s just very hard to think that she’s gone.”
Sophomore Giovanni Giron told WGN-TV he knew the boy. “He liked to plays soccer a lot,” Giron said. “He was always funny. He was always smiling.”
The city of Aurora released a statement saying: "Our condolences with the entire Aurora Central Catholic High School Community and the families and friends of the two young Chargers who passed away in such a tragic car accident last night. We've talked with many members of the ACC family throughout the night, and we join together as one supportive community as we mourn the loss of these two bright lights gone too soon. "
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