Recently-graduated high school sweethearts killed in Hoffman Estates crash, family says

D'shaun Tudela and Amelia Mazeikis, both 18, were on their way to work when the crash happened: family

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
High school sweethearts, recent grads killed in suburban crash: family
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A Hoffman Estates crash near Higgins and Barrington roads killed Schaumburg High School sweethearts D'shaun Tudela and Amelia Mazeikis.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (WLS) -- High school sweethearts who recently graduated were killed in a north suburban crash while on their way to work on Saturday morning, family members said.

Police said the three-vehicle crash happened at in Hoffman Estates near Higgins and Barrington roads at about 8:52 a.m.

Amelia Mazeiki, who was driving one of the vehicles, and D'shaun Tudela, who was a passenger in her vehicle, were transported to local hospitals, where they were both pronounced dead, officials said. Both were 18 years old.

According to family members, Mazeikis and Tudela had been together for three years and graduated from Schaumburg High School in May.

Police said two other groups involved in the crash were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said alcohol may have played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation. They did not say which driver caused the collision.

Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the crash.