Drunk Driver Kills High School Student

Drunk Driver Kills High School Student

The Chicago Tribune reported that a drunk driver, Karlos Leath, killed a high school student with his SUV while drinking and driving. Leath was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer near Mack Road and Shaffner Road in Illinois, when he veered off the road and rolled over  killing Stephanie Pickett. Pickett was immediately taken to Central DuPage Hospital and pronounced dead.  The drunk driver, Leath, was also taken to the same hospital for several injuries that he received. Authorities stated that he was charged with two counts of DUI and causing a death. .

It was noted that Pickett was an 18 year old senior student at Wheaton Warrenville South High SchoolErica Loiacono, the director of public relations for the school district, told the media, “Stephanie Pickett was an out-going, friendly, and kind-hearted student who will be missed by students and staff alike.  We extend our deepest condolences to Stephanie’s family.” In addition, the school district released a note offering help to any student or faculty member affected by the tragedy. It was noted that Pickett worked part-time at Happy Paws Pet Resort, where she loved caring for the dogs.

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