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.'