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Schaumburg HS student killed in hit-and-run

Mikias Tibebu, 18, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 8, near the intersection of Schaumburg Road and Branchwood Drive in northwest suburban Schaumburg, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Schaumburg High School student suffered head and neck injuries in a hit-and-run accident between 12:15 and 12:40 a.m., and some bystanders attempted to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries at about 1 a.m.

Schaumburg police are looking for witnesses to the crash. Anyone who was in the area between 12:15 and 12:45 a.m. Saturday is urged to call them at (847) 882-3534.

From the Schaumburg High School website:

The Schaumburg High School community was saddened to learn of the loss of one of our Schaumburg Saxons, senior, Mikias Tibebu.

As many of you know, Mikias was a dedicated student with exceptional academic honors. He was recognized as an Illinois State Scholar and National Achievement Award winner. A beloved friend and athlete, Mikias was also a committed member of the cross-country and track teams.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with Mikias’s family and friends during this difficult time. Members of our Crisis Response Team will be available throughout the day on Monday in Room 200 to provide support for the Schaumburg High School community.

Details about visitation and funeral arrangements will be shared through our SHS website when they become available.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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