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Middle-Schooler Dies of Injuries After Being Hit By Truck

An Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School student died Friday afternoon the day after she was hit by a truck while crossing a busy intersection. Dist. 123 officials cancel Friday evening's eighth-grade graduation dance at middle-school.

A Hometown girl who was hit by a pickup truck yesterday morning passed away at at 3:26 p.m. Friday, Chicago Breaking News reported.

Kaylah Lentine, 14, an eighth-grade student at is believed to have missed her school bus and was walking to school to make an awards ceremony being held at her school Thursday morning.

Kaylah was hit by a pickup truck in the turn lane on the east side of Cicero Avenue around 8 a.m. Thursday. A witness to the accident said The impact sent the girl airborne where she landed across the street.

Earlier in the day counselors were on hand to offer students support.

Oak Lawn-Hometown Dist. 123 officials canceled the eighth-grade graduation dance schdeuled for Friday evening. The middle school’s eighth grade class is scheduled to graduate next week.

At 6:50 p.m., Dist. 123 released the following statement:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of OLHMS 8th grade student, Kaylah Lentine. Kaylah was struck by a car at the intersection of 93rd/Southwest Highway and Cicero Avenue yesterday morning, May 24, 2012.

"Due to the timing of the event, OLHMS will be canceling the 8th grade dance scheduled for this evening. The school will have grief counselors available for students when classes resume on Tuesday morning."

Velma Schwien May 29, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Kaylah I wish I spoke to you more in school, we wen't to OLHMS together, you always would say "HI CHEYENNE" when you would see me in the hall. You were always very nice to me and I will never forget that. I know how all of your family and friends are feeling because my cousin died in a car accident on Christmas Morning 2010 and she was 14 just like you. I miss her every day and I am sure your family will miss you but they will have alot of good memories because everyone says you were awesome as a friend and I believe it because you made me feel good just with a Hi tell my cousin Lauren I said hello when you meet her in Heaven. God bless you Kaylah I will be thinking of you with everything we do this week at OLHMS fly with the angels with beautiful butterfly wings <3 Cheyenne Schwien
Caitlyn McManus May 30, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I will miss you
Guera Hernandez May 30, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Kaylah M. Lentine: Wake: Thursday, May 31st, 2012 2pm until 9pm (1pm for family) At: Our Lady of Loretto Church 8925 South Kostner Ave ... Hometown, IL 60456 708-424-7417 Funeral Mass: Friday, June 1, 2012 Mass time: 11:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church ... Interment: St. Mary Cemetary 87th Hamlin Ave Evergreen Park, IL Luncheon at: Our Lady of Loretto Church School Hall Building B
Nena May 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM
My sentiments exactly. This is such a tragedy but it was an accident and God had his plans for Kaylah and we can only imagine why he chose it to be this. My heart goes out to the family of the driver and Kaylah's family
U.N. Owen December 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Does anybody find it suspicious that the driver (not saying he is guilty or not) has still not surrendered his cell phone records over to the police? Maybe he is hidding something perhaps? Is there more to this story that there appears to be? If I were the OLPD I would go get a warrant for this guy to release his cell phone records so we can finally settle this so Kaylah and her family can be at ease. I feel sorry for both the driver and kaylah but if the driver was on his cell phone he can rot in hell

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