Kelly Peters Obituary, Death – A student from Routt Catholic High School has passed away unexpectedly as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident that took place early on Friday morning in rural Morgan County. This information was confirmed by the Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon. The accident took place early on Friday morning. According to a news release that was given out by Allmon tonight, Kelly E. Peters, who was 16 years old and from New Berlin, passed away today at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield as a consequence of the injuries that she experienced. Kelly passed away today at the hospital.
Peters was taken to the hospital by helicopter due to the severity of her injuries after she was involved in a collision that involved two vehicles early on Friday morning in rural Morgan County, close to the crossroads of Franklin-Alexander Road and Loami Road. The collision occurred close to the intersection of these two roads. Both the Sangamon County Coroner and the Illinois State Police are continuing their inquiries into the crash at this time.
Peters was a junior at RCHS, where she participated on the school’s volleyball and girls basketball teams. In addition, she was a student there. Attending mass at the Church of Our Saviour at 4:30 p.m. as a show of solidarity with the Peters family was one of the ways in which members of the Routt community showed their support for the family. A vigil was held after the conclusion of the mass inside the church, and the doors to the high school were unlocked so that students and their families may congregate there as well.
This evening, students and staff from a variety of institutions located in the area came together to demonstrate their support for the Peters family in a public demonstration. Students at a number of schools in the nearby area have been asked to wear the color blue on Monday in honor of Ms. Peters and to demonstrate their unity with her family. This request was made in order to show support for the Peters family. The specifics of the funeral services for Peters are not currently available to the general public at this time.