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University of Chicago law student killed in car crash

By Nora Meszaros     May 3, 2014 in World
Chicago - A 26-year-old woman died Friday following a collision between her taxi and a car driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive in the windy city.
Reports have confirmed the woman is University of Chicago law student Laura Anne LaPlante, who was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 6:33 p.m. Friday, according to DNA Info.
LaPlante, another passenger and her cab driver were hit at about 1:55 a.m. Friday, when a Subaru SUV struck them head-on on Randolph Street near Lake Shore Drive, CBS Chicago reports. All four were rushed to hospital in serious to critical condition, according to CBS Chicago.
Alcohol intoxication is suspected to be the major cause behind the fatal crash, NBC Chicago reports.
LaPlante, a third-year law student from New Hampshire, was slated to graduate this year, ready to join WilmerHale, a Boston law firm, as an associate this fall, DNA Info reports. She was from Hancock, New Hampshire.
According to Chicago Tribune, counselors will be on campus to help students deal with the news over the next few weeks. As of this afternoon, charges against the suspect are pending.
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