Teen killed in crash

Teen killed in crash

Latest: 3:52 pm, 3/7/14, Friday CHAMPAIGN -- Family and friends are remembering a teen killed in a car crash Thursday night.
Latest: 3:52 pm, 3/7/14, Friday
CHAMPAIGN -- Family and friends are remembering a teen killed in a car crash Thursday night. Mario McNeill went to Centennial High School the past few years before transferring to Tuscola. Friday would have been his 17th birthday.

The junior wore #11 for the varsity Champaign County Lacrosse team. His coach says Mario stood out from the rest because of his positive attitude and smiling face.

The Champaign County Coroner says Mario died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the crash. It happened near Cardinal and Rising roads just west of Champaign. Police say he lost control of the car and hit a power pole. It landed on top of the vehicle. Mario was wearing a seat belt. He was on his way to lacrosse practice.
Update: 1:04 pm, 3/7/14, Friday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The coroner says preliminary results from an autopsy shows a teen involved in a car wreck died from multiple blunt force trauma sustained in the crash. 16-year old Kenneth "Mario" McNeill was pronounced dead on the scene after the crash Thursday night at the intersection of Cardinal and Rising roads. The accident is under investigation.
Original: 10:04 pm, 3/6/14, Thursday
CHAMPAIGN -- A former Centennial High School student was killed when his car crashed. It happened Thursday night at the intersection of Cardinal and Rising roads.

16-year old Kenneth "Mario" McNeill was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he may have hit a utility pole. The accident is under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

There is an informal gathering for students Friday after school at Grace Community Church.
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