Late Friday morning, tragedy struck when Mitchell Place, assistant principal at Glenwood Junior High School, lost her life in a devastating collision on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The incident occurred around 5 am when Mitchell’s Jeep was hit by another vehicle, causing her to be thrown from the car. As of now, it remains unclear if the driver responsible for the collision has been detained or cited.
A Devastating Loss
Mitchell’s passing has left a void in the hearts of those who knew her. With over 15 years of dedicated service to Brookwood School District 167, she was more than an assistant principal; she was a cherished member of the school community. Her warm demeanor and readiness to lend a helping hand endeared her to colleagues, retirees, and strangers alike.
Support Pours In
In the wake of this tragic accident, an online campaign has been launched to support Mitchell’s family. Just before the incident, Mitchell, a hydro worker, was away in Ottawa, aiding in the restoration of power following a severe storm. His unexpected passing leaves behind a three-year-old daughter and an unborn child, due to arrive in a matter of weeks.
A Fond Farewell
Mitch’s presence had a special way of brightening any room. His warm smile and kind eyes were a trademark that will be dearly missed. The fundraising efforts aim to provide immediate financial support to his grieving family, ensuring stability during this difficult time. Additionally, a trust will be established to contribute to his daughter’s future education.
Another Tragic Incident
In a separate incident, tragedy struck again on Sunday when a man lost his life in a collision on Mitchell Road near East Whitmore Avenue. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, and despite the efforts of first responders, he could not be saved. The driver involved cooperated with authorities, and there is no indication of impaired driving.
A Call for Support
During these trying times, the family and friends of those affected by these heart-wrenching events are in need of your thoughts and prayers. As the community grapples with these losses, any support you can offer will go a long way in providing comfort and solace.
With limited information available, the circumstances surrounding these incidents remain unclear. As inquiries continue, the community hopes to find closure and understanding. The impact of these events resonates far and wide, prompting a collective search for answers.
As we navigate these painful moments, let us come together in support and compassion for those affected by these tragic events. Your empathy and kindness are valued during this difficult period. Together, we can find strength in unity.