14-year-old girl collapses, dies while playing basketball game in Illinois

6 month ago

Momence news, Illinois news.

A high school basketball player died this week after she collapsed during a home game in Momence, Illinois.

14-year-old Amari Crite collapsed on the court at Momence High School on Thursday while participating in a basketball game, school officials said.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of our 9th-grade students on January 25, 2024,” Superintendent Shannon Anderson said.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic loss.”

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  • “Our primary focus right now is on supporting one another and providing the necessary resources for our community to cope with this loss.”

    The teen’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs following Amari’s sudden death.

    “Our precious baby girl passed away last night January 25 when she collapsed at her basketball game,” the page read.

    “We are asking for any and everyone to help us give her the proper homegoing she deserves.”