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Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento: The Story So Far

On Labor Day, an 18-year-old Highland Park resident drove a car into a Highland Park mother, her two sons and her 5-year-old daughter, who died soon after. Here's what happened next.

On Labor Day,. The car struck a 25-year-old Highland Park mother as well as her two sons and her 5-year-old daughter, Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, who died soon after, at Evanston Hospital.

The community has been reeling ever since.

The driver, Carly Rousso, . Meanwhile, residents in Highland Park and Highwood have worked together to and to organize a .

Here's Patch's coverage on this tragedy so far. Keep checking back as more gets reported.

The Lake County State's Attorney's Office has charged the 18-year-old who drove into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl, with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of reckless homicide.

The 18-year-old accused of crashing her father's car into a family while intoxicated on Labor Day can no longer drive, has a curfew and cannot imbibe illegal substances as a result of a hearing on Tuesday.

About 100 people attended the funeral service Tuesday for the 5-year-old Highland Park girl who was killed last week when she was hit by a car on Central Avenue.


Police are looking into whether or not the 18 year old who crashed her father's car into a family on Labor Day was 'huffing' from compressed gas canisters or similar intoxicants beforehand.

Over 600 people joined a procession from Highwood to Highland Park in memory of Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, who died on Monday when an 18-year-old from Highland Park drove her car onto the sidewalk, hitting Jaclyn, her mother and her two brothers.

The Highland Park 18 year old who drove into a family, killing a 5-year-old girl, was cited with driving under the influence shortly after the crash on Monday. Why wasn't her name disclosed to the public until Wednesday evening?

Hundreds of community members will meet at the Highwood Metra Station tonight and walk to the Central Avenue block where 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed Monday when a car drove into her, her mother and two brothers.

Driver cited for DUI while law enforcement officials and Lake County State’s Attorney continue investigation. Driver's father speaks out.

Mayor Nancy Rotering says she and the City Council are frustrated by the Lake County State's Attorney's delay in filing charges against the Highland Park teen who crashed her car into a mother and her three children on Labor Day, killing a 5 year old.

Five-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was hit and killed by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Highland Park woman in the 700 block of Central Ave. Police say the investigation into the incident is not yet complete.

Jessica Millen and Sara Gordon started a memorial fund for the Highland Park 5-year-old girl who was killed when a car drove onto the sidewalk on Central Avenue on Labor Day. Hours later, the fund had far surpassed its initial goal of $3,000.

A car struck a family on Central Avenue on Labor Day afternoon, killing a 5-year-old Highland Park resident and injuring her mother and two brothers in what Mayor Nancy Rotering is calling 'a parent's worst nightmare.'

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Mosaic53 September 09, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I hope any monies collected for this family are deposited into a bank. I also saw containers at Sunset & am wondering how they money is going to the family.
HP Mom September 09, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I agree. The family should get this money. Also, as far as the medical and funeral expenses, I'm sure the girl had car insurance which covers all of that.
David Greenberg September 09, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Sunset has had a long-standing relationship with the First National Bank of HP. I trust Sunset completely to ensure that any money collected will go to the family - whether it's directly or to the fund that was setup. Sunset has some customers who have shopped there for 60 years. You don't get that kind of loyalty by being dishonest.
Holly Landan September 10, 2012 at 07:20 PM
This is exactly what the family needs right now, they just lost there daughter and most of the family witnessed there sister our daughter killed right in front of them.I don't think either one of the parents can work or will be able to work after such trauma.
Violet Flemenbaum September 11, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Holly, I was thinking the same thing. I don't know that Miss Rousso's car insurance will cover all the medical and funeral costs. Besides, Jaclyn's siblings may end up needing additional physical and occupational therapy for their injuries, and her whole family will probably need some type of counseling for a long time due to the horrific nature of the accident. All of this costs money - a lot of it.
Joe Wallace September 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM
There is also a fund at Indian Trail School.

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