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Boy, 16, dies following gym class at Oswego East High School

(CHICAGO) A 16-year-old boy died Friday afternoon following gym class at southwest suburban Oswego East High School.

Around 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Kane County coroner’s office was contacted by Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora about the death of Darion Verner, according to a statement from the Kane County coroner’s office.

Verner, of Montgomery, collapsed in the school’s locker room after playing basketball, the coroner’s office said. Witnesses said Verner went to the locker room following class and collapsed “for no apparent reason.”

There were no obvious signs of foul play detected in the preliminary investigation, the coroner’s office said. According to an autopsy conducted Monday, Verner’s preliminary cause of death was “pending the results of specialized forensic sample histology and toxicology.”

The coroner’s office is working with Oswego police in the ongoing investigation of the incident.

Driver charged with striking bicyclists in Oswego

A group of bicyclists were struck by a vehicle Saturday night in Oswego, police said. | Network Video Productions
A group of bicyclists were struck by a vehicle Saturday night in Oswego, police said. | Network Video Productions

(Oswego) A 40-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after he struck a group of bicyclists with his vehicle Saturday night in west suburban Oswego.About 7:30 p.m., Lamar Smith was driving eastbound on Route 34 and when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the bicyclists on the sidewalk, according to a statement from Oswego police.

Two children were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said. Two adults and two other children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Police did not specify which of the victims were on the bikes.

Smith, of the 100 block of Eisenhower Drive, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, a felony. He is being held at the Kendall County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

Man charged with robbing Oswego store

(OSWEGO) A Kendall County man is charged with robbing a store Monday in west suburban Oswego.

David Lee Willett, 34, is charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery for the incident in the 2500 block of Light Road, the Kendall County sheriff’s office said.

He entered the store about 10:50 a.m. Monday, and provided a note demanding money, sheriff’s police said. He implied that he had a weapon but he did not display one.

He fled with an unknown amount in cash, but was arrested Tuesday, police said.

Willett, of the 1700 block of Light Road in unincorporated Oswego, is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday, police said.