Thursday, March 25, 2010

Elderly Man Crosses Center Line, Slamming Into Three Teens On Downstate Illinois Bicycle Trip

Three Chicago high school students were struck by an elderly man yesterday as they rode their bicycles in downstate Illinois as part of a spring break bike trip. One of the girls, Faith Dremmer, 17, was killed. The other two, Kaia Tammen, 18, and Julia Baird, 18, were seriously injured. All three girls were wearing helmets at the time. The incident was apparently caused by an 86 year old Enfield, Illinois man whose van crossed the center lane of traffic then slammed into the three girls, three friends who attended the University of Chicago Lab School. The incident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. at Shawneetown/New Haven Road and Ponds Settlement Road, north of Shawneetown. The source for this post is The Chicago Breaking News Center.

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