Vehicle Crashes into Hinsdale Eatery, Leaving Five Injured: Updates on the Incident and Hinsdale School District Leadership Changes Fontano’s Subs

Amelia Earhart
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In a shocking incident in Hinsdale, Illinois, a vehicle reportedly crashed into a local restaurant, Fontano’s Subs, leading to multiple injuries. The accident, which occurred on Monday afternoon, resulted in five individuals being hospitalized, including a young boy who is critically injured.

The incident took place at 9 S. Lincoln St., where the vehicle, with its hazard lights flashing, was seen inside the establishment. The impact caused substantial damage to the restaurant’s front, with bricks scattered throughout the interior.

According to sources close to ABC7 Chicago I-Team, the vehicle seems to have originated from a car wash located across the street. The scene was described as “horrific” by a bystander. As this is an ongoing story, stay tuned to ABC7 Chicago for further updates.

In other news from Hinsdale, the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is in the process of interviewing candidates for the role of acting superintendent. This follows the recent appointment of Assistant Superintendent Jason Markey as the interim.

Chris Jasculca, the District’s Director of Communications, stated that the goal is to finalize the selection process by the end of the month. Until a permanent replacement is found, Markey will continue to serve as the acting superintendent.

Markey assumed his role as assistant superintendent on July 1, succeeding Christopher Covino, who left to serve as the superintendent of LaGrange District 102. The need for an interim superintendent arose when Superintendent Tammy Prentiss took an unexpected and extended leave of absence on May 16.

In a surprising move on July 26, the school board, without prior public notice, agreed to modify Prentiss’s contract, effectively ending their association while still paying her remaining $277,000 salary. Under the revised contract, Prentiss will continue to serve as an administrator until March 31. The district has declined to comment further on Prentiss’s situation.

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