Kentland, Illinois – A heartbreaking incident unfolded during a junior varsity girls’ basketball game when Amari Crite, a 14-year-old freshman at Momence High School, collapsed and tragically lost her life. The incident occurred on Thursday. As investigations into the cause of her death take place, the community is left mourning and finding solace in support from neighboring districts and mental health counseling services.
Momence school district superintendent, Shannon Anderson, has expressed deep sadness and offered condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. Mental health counselors have been made available to support those struggling with the emotional impact. The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office also shared their condolences, standing with the Momence School District during this difficult time.
A GoFundMe page set up by Amari’s family has already raised over $50,000, demonstrating the outpouring of support from both close relatives and unknown well-wishers. Contributions have been made by individuals who have experienced similar incidents, expressing their understanding of the fear and offering prayers for Amari’s family, coach, teammates, and school districts.
Authorities in Kankakee County are actively investigating the cause of Amari Crite’s sudden collapse and death. Their efforts aim to bring answers to the grieving community and provide closure in this tragic event.