SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — South Elgin High School students and staff are mourning the loss of two students killed in a car crash in Bartlett.
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.
Fire crews removed the roof of the passenger car to gain access to the girls inside the Honda Civic.
On Friday the Kane County coroner released a statement identifying the victims as 16-year-old Tahlulay Henry and 17-year-old Kamorra Campbell.
The two other girls, along with the truck driver, were injured.
According to school officials, Elizabeth Esparza is currently hospitalized and is stable. The identity of the fourth person involved, the driver, hasn’t been released.
According to police, the driver of the Honda Civic the students were in failed to yield while turning left onto Kenyon Drive on a green light.
They collided with a dump truck and both vehicles went into a nearby cornfield.
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 Friday with a vigil, with all the students huddled together to remember their two classmates.
The school district had social workers and counselors available for emotional support for students, staff and families.