Tahlulay Henry, Kamorra Campbell : “Two South Elgin High School Students Killed in Bartlett Crash; 3 Others Injured”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : **Two South Elgin High School Students Killed in Tragic Crash; Driver Charged with DUI**

BARTLETT, Ill. – A devastating car accident in Bartlett claimed the lives of two South Elgin High School students and left three others injured. The collision occurred when a car driven by a 17-year-old girl collided with a semi-truck on Thursday morning.

Authorities have now charged Aanomeya Henry, a resident of Eglin, with multiple offenses related to the crash. Prosecutors allege that Henry was driving under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident, with three passengers in her vehicle. The incident took place on August 31, as Henry was driving her Honda Civic north on Route 25 near Kenyon Road.

Eyewitnesses reported that Henry attempted to make a left turn, failing to yield to an oncoming dump truck. The dump truck struck the passenger side of the Honda, causing it to veer off the road and into a nearby cornfield. Tragically, two teenage occupants of the Honda, identified as 16-year-old Tahlulay Henry of Elgin and 17-year-old Kamorra Campbell of Bartlett, lost their lives in the collision. The driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries.

Further investigation revealed that Aanomeya Henry did not possess a valid driver’s license. Consequently, she now faces four counts of driving under the influence of drugs, two counts of reckless homicide, and one count of reckless driving.

Following her indictment, Henry was arrested by Bartlett police. However, a judge allowed her to remain out of custody while her case is pending, subject to certain conditions. These conditions include a curfew from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m., restriction from leaving the state of Illinois without court permission, refraining from using any intoxicating substances such as cannabis and alcohol, submission to random drug and alcohol testing, no contact with the surviving victim, and prohibition from driving without a license.

Aamomeya’s next court date has been scheduled for January 26, 2024. It is important to note that under the Illinois Vehicle Code, individuals charged with offenses are considered adults in the eyes of the law.

This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the severe consequences that can result from driving under the influence. As the community mourns the loss of two bright young lives, it is hoped that this incident will raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and encourage individuals to make safe choices behind the wheel.

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