Twin sisters killed in car accidents on same road 18 years apart
Posted by African Press International on June 30, 2014
Woman Dies on Same Road as Twin Sister 18 Years Later
Sarah Sanaghan, a 29-year-old single mother of an 11-year-old boy, was tragically killed in a car crash just 500 feet from where her twin sister died in a hit and run, 18 years ago.
The truck hit the passenger side of her Chevrolet Cruze around 5:40 a.m., and Sanaghan, who worked as a nurse, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Dyer, of blunt force trauma to the head.
Sadly, the fatal accident took place just steps away from where her twin sister, Cari Sanaghan, and two friends, were killed on May 26, 1996. Sarah Sanaghan witnessed that accident.
The accident happened when the twins were 11 years old. They had a sleepover at their home, and during the night, the girls sneaked out of the house and were killed while trying to cross the road.
Cari and her friends Courtney Lauer, 11, and Sheena Acres, 12, were killed. The driver of the car was later identified as Richard Devon. He lived three hours away from the girls.
Devon was charged and convicted of leaving the scene of an accident. He served just one year of his 2 1/2 year sentence. He got out early for good behavior.
Published on 3 Mar 2014
In one tragic report, a woman was killed on the very same road as her twin sister. 29-year-old Sarah Sanaghan recently lost her life in a collision in Crete, Illinois.
In one tragic report, a woman was killed on the very same road as her twin sister. 29-year-old Sarah Sanaghan recently lost her life in a collision in Illinois.
18 years prior to the fatal accident, Sarah ‘s twin sister, Cari, was killed on the very same road. The deadly incidents occurred approximately 500 yards apart.
On May 26th, 1996, 11-year-old Cari and a few friends were walking on the street at a little before midnight. They had all snuck out of the house during a sleepover.
A pickup truck hit the group and left the scene before police arrived. Although the driver was later apprehended, it didn’t offer much comfort, as Cari and two of her friends were dead.
Sarah’s life was taken just as abruptly and unexpectedly. She had been stopped at an intersection before pulling out in front of a tanker truck. Sarah’s Chevrolet Cruze was struck on the passenger side by the oncoming truck.
She was transported to a local hospital. Sarah was soon pronounced dead from blunt force head trauma. It remains unknown where she had been heading just before the crash.
Sarah, who worked as a nurse, leaves behind a son. A friend of Sarah’s, named Lori Loya stated “She had a lot going for her… Now she’s with her sister.”