Sophomore killed in car crash

By Deanna Shilkus
Managing Editor
Sophomore John Gavin was a front-seat passenger in a 2000 Hyundai Sonata when the car crashed into a tree at around 12:40 a.m. Thursday morning.

Gavin died shortly before 8 a.m., March 24, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
He was taken to the hospital after suffering multiple traumatic injuries in the crash, police said.
The crash was reported to the police from a passing motorist and nearby residents at the 400 block of South Windsor. Gavin was unresponsive when officers arrived, and rescue crews had to remove the car’s roof to pull the boy out.
Police reported that the two boys in the car were using seat belts and air bags deployed inside the vehicle as designed. Investigators believe that the Hyundai was southbound on Windsor when the driver failed to realize a bend in the road. The car was traveling only slightly above the 25 mph speed limit on the road before the crash, according to officials, but the road was slick from recent snow.
Gavin played volleyball at Prospect.
Although students are on spring break this week, counselors will still be available at school from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 25.
Information according to The Daily Herald