This morning, Will County Sheriff's deputies visited University of Chicago, Comer's Children's Hospital, and have reported that the two children, ages 4 and 6, that were involved in the fatal accident yesterday, remain in critical condition. The 6 year old was placed into a medically induced coma; both of them are on life-support.
The 25 year old man who was driving the pick-up truck is currently being treated for a large laceration to his arm. Yesterday, he was transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn to undergo minor reconstruction surgery. He is listed in stable condition. Deputies have spoken to the driver and have stated that he is fully cooperating with them. Charges are pending. Traffic deputies continue to investigate the fatal crash and when all information has been completed charges most likely will be filed.
The Sheriff's Office would also like to confirm that the mother, Lindsey Schmidt, was pregnant at the time of her death. She was taking her children to a nearby Bible Camp when the accident occurred.
We continue our prayers for the family, friends, and all those affected by this tragic situation. -end-