Sarah Sanaghan Dies Near Site of Twin Sister's 1996 Death

Monday, 03 Mar 2014 10:44 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Sarah Sanaghan, a 29-year-old Indiana woman, died Thursday in a vehicular accident just 500 yards from where her twin sister perished in a hit-and-run collision almost 18 years ago.

Sanaghan, of Dyer, Ind., on the Illinois-Indiana border, was killed after her car collided with a tractor-trailer at Illinois Route 394 and Burville Road near Crete, Ill., Illinois State police told the Chicago Tribune.

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Her route would have taken her past Plum Creek Bridge on Burville Road, where her twin sister Cari and friends Courtney Lauer and Sheena Acres died in a hit-and-run accident on May 26, 1996. She was 11 years old at the time.

A 13-year-old boy they were with was hospitalized, and Sanaghan escaped without serious injury.

Sanaghan's neighbor, Richard Devon, was later convicted and received a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for leaving the scene of an accident.

In Thursday's accident, authorities told the Southtown Star that Sanaghan, driving a Chevrolet Cruze, was stopped at the intersection of Burville and Illinois 394. She was traveling west on Burville, and had been crossing a four-lane expressway in front of a tanker truck that was heading south when she struck the vehicle around 5:40 a.m. 

Sanaghan, who worked as a nurse, was pronounced dead at 6 a.m. at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer, the Lake County coroner's office told the Southtown Star. Sanaghan died from blunt force head trauma in the accident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the accident.

"We do not want to relive this again," Elizabeth Sanaghan, Sarah Sanaghan's stepmother, told the Chicago Tribune.

Friend Niki Capretti, 32, said that Sanaghan was a great mother to her 11-year-old son Elijah.

"She was one of my best friends," Capretti said, adding they had been close friends since age 16. "That was the bond between me and Sarah. We became so close because she lost her twin and I lost my brother when I was young. I got to really know who she was, I was there for her. Unfortunately a tragedy brought us together."

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