Downers Grove North Student, 17, Hit By Car, Not Expected To Recover, School Says

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CHICAGO (CBS)–A student at Downers Grove North High School hit by a car near the school on Tuesday will “not recover from her injuries,” school officials said Friday, adding that her family is making “final arrangements.”

Principal Janice Schwarze said students and staff gathered Friday morning in a “strong show of support for Beth,” she wrote in a statement posted on the school’s website. 

Downers Grove police said the student, who school officials identified as 17-year-old junior Beth Dunlap, was crossing the intersection of Main and Grant streets in a marked crosswalk near the school the morning of February 20 when she was struck by a vehicle.

(Facebook: First Alliance Volleyball Club)

The driver stopped at the scene of the accident, and an investigation is ongoing, a police spokesperson said.

Dunlap was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with injuries police described as “life-threatening,” and she has remained hospitalized all week.

First Alliance Volleyball Club asked for prayers in a Facebook post.

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