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Oswego

Breaking: Police arrest suspect in crash that killed OHS softball coach

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the death of Oswego High School softball coach Amanda Stanton, 26, in a hit and run crash last Sunday, June 24 in rural Oswego Township.

The sheriff's office has identified the suspect as Nehemiah Williams, 38, of the 100 block of Gregory Street, Aurora.

Police said the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office has charged Williams with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a death, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver's license.

Police said Williams is being held at the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville and is scheduled for a bond call June 30.

Stanton, a Lockport resident, was found deceased in the area of Plainfield Road and Plainsman Court on Sunday, June 24. Police determined that she had been struck by a motor vehicle.

Police initially identified the suspect vehicle as a 2004-2006 silver/gray Chrysler Pacifica. Through information provided by the public, police said they were then able to locate the suspect's vehicle June 29 which led to the suspect's arrest.

Stanton had served as the head varsity softball coach at OHS for the past three years, according to School District 308 spokesperson Theresa Komitas. She was a math intervention teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville.

In a statement, police said, "The partnership between the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and the community we serve has proven to be invaluable. When members of the public take the time to assist us and work with law enforcement, it enables us to provide better services and results to the community we serve. We would like to thank the community for your vigilance and encourage you to continue your support of law enforcement in helping to keep our communities safe."

The statement continues: "The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the following agencies for their assistance; Kendall County Major Crimes Task Force, Oswego Police Department, Yorkville Police Department, Plano Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, Illinois State Police, Kendall County Criminal Intelligence Team, Kendall County Auxiliary Unit and the Kendall County Highway Department."

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