Following a crash in the Chicago neighborhood of South Holland early Saturday morning, a Fishers High School student died, and four other adolescents were hospitalized. Jake Reibel, a 16-year-old sophomore at Fishers High School, died in an automobile accident in Illinois on February 19. It just happened around 5 a.m I-94 southbound at 170th Street in Cook County, according to an Illinois State Police District Chicago news release. According to the press release, a vehicle heading southbound on I-94 near 170th Street exited the road, collided with a light pole, and rolled southbound onto the embankment. On the scene, Reibel was declared dead. The teen driver and three other teen passengers suffered significant injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
More updates about the accident:
Reibel was a freshman at HSE and then transferred to Fishers High School as a sophomore. Police have not revealed who was driving or what caused the collision. Janie Ulmer, the HSE’s principal, wrote a message to families late Saturday night informing them of the incident and expressing her sympathies to Reibel’s family. Reibel died at the scene, while the other four passengers in the automobile were rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. The crash’s circumstances are still being investigated, according to police. Rebel’s plans haven’t been made public yet.
A statement sent to Fishers High School students and families:
Jake Reibel, one of our sophomores, was killed in an automobile accident this morning, and I am sorry to inform you of his death. Our school community offers condolences and support to the Reibel family as we mourn their loss. When a peer dies, students will have a variety of reactions. In the grieving process, any reaction is normal, ranging from withdrawal to crying and fury. We recommend that you discuss your student’s feelings and opinions with them.
If your kid requires additional assistance, our crisis response team will be available in the FHS Media Center on Monday, February 21, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. We strongly advise you to have your students use this time to speak with someone if they require assistance.