No charges have been filed in the accident that killed a five-year-old girl as she walked with her mother and two younger brothers in Highland Park on Labor Day.
The Lexus Coupe involved in the accident, driven by an 18-year-old Highland Park woman, left the roadway at 2:30 p.m. Monday and hit the family walking on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Central Ave.
Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed, while her mother Modesta Sacramento and younger brothers, two and four years of age, escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
Both boys were treated and released from the hospital, but Modesta Sacramento remains hospitalized, according to a press release from the Highland Park police.
Highland Park Deputy Chief George Pfutzenreuter said it is premature to come to any conclusions yet in the case.
The department is currently working with the Lake County Major Crash Team to process the vehicle, and to determine if driver impairment was a factor in the crash, according to the release.
The release went on to say both law enforcement agencies are working in collaboration with the Lake County State's Attorney's Office.
The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was the only occupant in the car. At the time of the crash she was travelling eastbound on Central Ave. before crossing the westbound lanes and striking the family as they walked on the sidewalk.
At the direction of the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, the release states that charges have not been filed, pending investigation results and state crime lab analysis.