Metea Valley Sophomore Killed After Car Crashes into Aurora Home

A 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene of a car accident early Tuesday morning after a 2012 Chevy Malibu he was in lost control and crashed into a garage.

A Metea Valley High School sophomore was killed early Tuesday morning after he was thrown from a car before it crashed into the garage of a house in Aurora, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Devin Meadows, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene and was the only one of four teens in the car not wearing a seat belt, officials told the Chicago Tribune.

The 2012 Chevy Malibu he was in crashed into the home in the 2700 block of Hamman Way about 1:40 a.m. The driver, who suffered minor injuries and did not have a license, was speeding on Stonebridge Road and lost control on a curve, police told the Chicago Tribune. 

The driver and three passengers, including Meadows, were all 15-year-old boys from Aurora and Naperville.

Tuesday afternoon, students and friends came together on Twitter to share stories about Meadows using the hashtag #RememberDevin.

"Devin Meadows, never forgotten, always loved. He is now in Gods hands. #RememberDevin," said Tori Davidson on Twitter.

"Devin passed away right by my house, I saw police cars everywhere and thought nothing of it.#rip #rememberdevin I will always love you," said Olivia Loutsis on Twitter.

Metea Valley Principal Jim Schmid said the district's crisis team has been put in place to support students and staff members. 

"It is with great sadness that I write to share with you that the Metea Valley community mourns the loss of sophomore student Devin Meadows, who passed away as the result of a car accident," Schmid said in a District 204 letter. "If you feel your child is having any difficulty with this news, please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can be aware of your child's needs. And please keep the Meadows family in your thoughts during this very difficult time." 

Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune. 

Dick D November 03, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Jail time should give him plenty of time to reflect.
Dick D November 03, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Miriam December 16, 2012 at 08:09 AM
Wow I can see why your name is dick. My sympathies to Devin's family especially after what happened in Connecticut. God bless.
cms January 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM
as of 01/01/2013 this kid who killed the other boy still attends school M-F at Metea valley high school. whats up with that?
unknownauthor April 02, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Watch your kids. Know your kids. Talk to them. Build a relationship. These parents leave them alone & they don't take part of their lives. I see this new generation & it's out of control. There is no ground. No punishment. No one wants to take responsibility. Where is the apologies? These kids have no idea? They leave there homes in pajama's. & expect the world a drive thru window & a text from there phone to have a conversation. These kids today are SPOIlED!


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