The woman who died in last night's rollover crash in unincorporated Wheaton was 18-year-old Stephanie Pickett, a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South High School, according to the following message District 200 sent to families and staff:
District 200 Families and Staff,
We were just informed that the woman who lost her life in a car accident last night was 18-year old Wheaton Warrenville South Senior, Stephanie Pickett.
Our District and school crisis team has been put into place and is offering assistance to any students or staff who need to talk to someone about this tragic event. Please encourage your students to seek out assistance if they need to talk to someone.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Pickett family and friends.
Pickett was a passenger in a sport-utility vehicle driven by Karlos Leath, 31, of Warrenville, who was charged with driving under the influence after the crash. The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on Shaffner Road north of Mack Road, according to a DuPage County Sheriff's Office statement. Leath is charged with two counts of aggravated DUI—accident causing death. He remains at the DuPage County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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