Two boys die in Saturday crash

Boys were students at Lake Geneva's Mt. Zion Christian School

By Mike Heine/The Week

(Published Feb. 5, 2007, 9:38 a.m.)

Two boys, age 12 and 14, from Burlington and Genoa City, respectively, were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Illinois on Saturday.

Taylor J. Scott, 12, of Burlington, and Shane Michael Potter, 14, of Genoa City, died Saturday from multiple injuries sustained in the two- vehicle crash. They were both pronounced dead at the scene at 12:22 p.m., according to the McHenry County Coroner's Office. Both boys were wearing their seatbelts, the coroner's office reported.

The boys were students at Mt. Zion Christian School in Lake Geneva and were returning home from a basketball tournament when the accident happened.

McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputies and rescue workers were called to the accident--Highway 47 north of Charles Road--at 11:42 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff's office reported that a van driven by Connie L. Wright, 40, of N1175 Hawk Road, Pell Lake, was headed north on Highway 47 when it lost control on the snow-covered road.

The van crossed into the southbound lane and was hit broadside by a sport-utility vehicle driven by Kimberly S. Brown, 40, of Naperville, Ill. Wright was listed in fair condition at Woodstock Memorial Hospital, the sheriff's department reported.

Two other passengers in Wright's van, a 14-year-old boy and a 4-year- old boy, both from Pell Lake, were also listed in fair condition at Woodstock Memorial Hospital. Brown, who was alone in her vehicle, was treated and released at Northern Illinois Medical Center.

Funeral services for Shane are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Lake Geneva. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Services for Taylor are 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Christian Church. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, also at the church.


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