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Article posted: 1/9/2013 5:48 PM

Elk Grove grad remains in critical condition after crash

By Madhu Krishnamurthy

An Elk Grove High School graduate was in a post-surgical induced coma Wednesday evening, after she was struck by a car on the Quincy University campus Monday, according to friends.

Shannon L. Peters, 19, of Elk Grove Village, a freshman at Quincy, suffered serious head injuries when a vehicle hit her at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

She underwent brain surgery and was in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, a hospital spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

No charges are expected against the driver of the vehicle, police said. It was not a hit-and-run and Peters did not use a crosswalk, Quincy Police Sgt. Mark Folkenroth said Wednesday.

"It was night time, and she was struck out on the roadway," Folkenroth said.

Peters graduated in 2012 from Elk Grove High School, where she was listed as an ensemble member in the spring 2012 musical, "Godspell," and participated in speech.

"Our hearts go out to Shannon and her family at this most difficult time," said Robert Gervasi, president of Quincy University, in a statement.

"We will continue to keep them foremost in our prayers."

A Facebook page has been set up in support of Peters and for coordinating fundraising for the family to help with her medical bills.

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