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Who was Amari Crite and How did she die? Know more about her tragic death

Amari Crite, a Momence High School student, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at just 14 years of age.

Her death at such a young age has left her whole family in absolute devastation as they mourn the death of their beloved Amari Crite.

Keep reading this article to learn more about the late Amari Crite, her life, how she died, her funeral ceremony details, and much more!

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High school freshman Amari Crite, 14, collapses and dies during girls’ basketball game in Illinois

Who was Amari Crite?

Amari Crite was a freshman at Momence High School in Illinois, United States. She passed away on January 25, 2024, at the age of 14.

She was born on May 13, 2009, in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Anthony and Michelle Crite.

She is survived by her parents; Anthony and Michelle Crite of Momence, IL. Seven brothers and sisters; Latoia Crite, Antonya Crite, Moses Jackson, Maryah Crite, Anthony Crite, Jr., Michael Crite and Ayanna Crite.

Also surviving are her maternal grandparents; JoAnn LeBeau of Momence, IL, and Michael Mysliwiec of Gary, IN, as well as paternal grandparents; Wilson Crite of Pembroke, IL, and Lynn and James Dixon of Kankakee, IL.

She was a Freshman at the Momence High School, where she played volleyball, basketball and was a cheerleader.

Amari was a member of the Total Deliverance Church in Aroma Park, IL. She loved drawing and music, and played the guitar and piano. Amari liked doing hair.

What happened to Amari Crite?

Amari Crite

How did Amari Crite die?

Amari Crite, a student at Momence High School, was participating in a junior varsity game against Tri-Point on Thursday when she collapsed on the court, the Daily Journal reported.

Amari Crite cause of death

The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office said the cause of death remains under investigation.

Shannon Anderson, superintendent of the school district in Momence south of Chicago, released a statement Friday morning about the tragedy.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of our 9th-grade students,” Anderson wrote.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic loss.”

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Amari was a starter on the girls’ junior varsity team. Gofundme

He said mental health counselors would be made available “to assist those who may be grappling with the emotional impact of this tragedy.

“We are deeply thankful to neighboring Districts and the mental health and grief counseling providers in the Kankakee County area that have volunteered their services to assist our community during this time,” Anderson wrote.

“Our primary focus right now is on supporting one another and providing the necessary resources for our community to cope with this loss,” he added.

The local sheriff’s office also shared its condolences.

“The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office stands with the Momence School District during this difficult time. Friends, family and classmates are all in our prayers,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

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Amari Crite 3 The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office said the cause of death remains under investigation. Momence Junior Redskins Association

Amari Crite Go Fund Me

A GoFundMe page created by Amari’s family raised more than $47,000 as of Monday morning.

“As some if not all of you may know our precious baby girl passed away last night January 25 when she collapsed at her basketball game,” the loved ones wrote. “We are asking for any and everyone to help us give her the proper home going she deserves.”

One of the people who donated money wrote: “As a former coach, who had a player collapse on the court (luckily she recovered just fine), I will never forget the fear instilled in me from that unforgettable moment & neither will the other players.

“Watching a player leave in an ambulance, or worse a hearse, can’t be unseen. My family & I are praying for her family, coach, teammates, & school districts,” the contributor added.

We express our deepest sympathies with the family members and relatives of the late Amari. Her death at such a young age is a huge loss for the family, and we pray to God to give them the strength to pass through this difficult time. May Crite’s soul rest easy on the wings of eternity.

We hope that our article was able to give you all the necessary information about Amari Crite’s death. If you want to read such trending topic articles, keep visiting our website regularly.

When is Amari Crite funeral?

As of now, the funeral date of the late Amari Crite has not been disclosed by her family.

Having said that, we are still following up on her death, we will update you as soon as we get important information about Amari Crite funeral service.

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