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Crime & Courts

Police suspect hit-and-run crash killed Oswego softball coach

District confirms Lockport woman, 26, was head softball coach at Oswego High School

OSWEGO – Police are seeking a vehicle that may have been involved in the Sunday hit-and-run death of a Lockport woman who served as the Oswego High School varsity softball coach.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded Sunday to the area of Plainfield Road and Plainsman Court in Oswego Township around 2:26 p.m. to investigate a report of an unresponsive person.

Police located Amanda Stanton, 26, of the 100 block of East 11th Street, Lockport, and the Sheriff’s Office said Stanton was determined to be deceased. She was a former softball standout at Lockport, played softball at Eastern Michigan University and was the current Oswego head softball coach.

A preliminary investigation showed that "a motor vehicle likely struck Stanton as she was walking along the roadway," the Sheriff's Office reported Monday evening.

"Detectives have possibly identified a suspect vehicle described as a silver/gray 2004-2006 Chrysler Pacifica (crossover SUV) with front end damage," Sheriff's Deputy Nancy Velez said Monday evening.

Police said Sheriff’s Office detectives are conducting an investigation into Stanton’s death and that a preliminary investigation has revealed Stanton may have been hit by a vehicle which left the area.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into Stanton’s death, police said Sunday evening.

Those with tips or information about the incident can email detectives@co.kendall.il.us or call 630-553-5856. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Kendall County Crimestoppers at 630-553-5999.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kendall County Major Crimes Task Force, the Oswego Police Department, the Yorkville Police Department, the Plano Police Department, the Plainfield Police Department, the Illinois State Police, the Kendall County Criminal Intelligence Team, the Kendall County Auxiliary, and the Kendall County Highway Department, according to police.

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