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HD 68 candidate’s 4-year-old daughter killed in accident

Candidate for HD68’s daughter killed

A runoff date for the House District 68 seat, vacated by Drew Springer has not been set. Republicans David Spiller and Craig Carter are headed to a runoff in the special election.

This past Sunday evening, members of Craig Carter’s family were killed in a fatal, hit and run car accident. Lux, Carter’s four-year-old daughter, and Rose Morgan, Craig’s mother-in-law died on the scene of the accident while his son, Rex, was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The individual who fled the scene was later apprehended by law enforcement in Northlake.

Carter released the following statement regarding this tragic event: “This is an extremely difficult time for my family. Leigha and I are absolutely devastated at the loss of our daughter, Lux, and our mother Rose. While our faith tells us that both Lux and Rose are watching over our family from Heaven, it is no less painful knowing that we will not be able to embrace them again. We continue to pray for our son, Rex, who remains in critical condition, and ask that you continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Leigha and I wish to express our deepest gratitude to those first responders who arrived on the scene and did everything possible for our family — your efforts will always be appreciated.”

A GoFundMe page  for medical expenses has been created:

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