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Recent Geneva High School grad dies in central Illinois crash

Eweart “Daine” Rice–Picasso, 18, of Geneva, died in a car crash Sunday in central Illinois. Rice–Picasso was a member of Geneva High School's graduating class of 2017.
Eweart “Daine” Rice–Picasso, 18, of Geneva, died in a car crash Sunday in central Illinois. Rice–Picasso was a member of Geneva High School's graduating class of 2017.

GENEVA — A member of the Geneva High School Class of 2017 died in a car crash in central Illinois on Sunday.

Geneva School District 304 issued a statement on the death of Eweart “Daine” Rice-Picasso, 18, of Geneva, on Tuesday on its website. Rice-Picasso, a member of the Geneva High School Cass of 2017, died in a car crash in central Illinois on Sunday, the letter from Geneva High School Principal Tom Rogers said.

"We understand that this news will be troubling to our students," the letter stated. "Please encourage your child to seek assistance in the days to come if they are in need."

Students were informed of Rice-Picasso's death on Wednesday.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, and a funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 E. Main St., St. Charles. 

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