Tanner Torres

Tanner Torres, 11, died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a car crash on Aug. 8. In this picture, he served as fire chief during Bourbonnais’ annual Scout Week.

MOMENCE — One of two Bourbonnais boys seriously injured in a crash on Illinois Route 1 at 4000N Road last week died Thursday, according to the Illinois State Police and a post on the family’s Facebook page.

Tanner Carlos Torres, 11, was in the backseat of a Volkswagen Beetle which was rear ended by a Hyundai Sonata at 9:40 p.m. Aug. 8, as the vehicle was stopped waiting to turn.

Tanner and another 11-year-old were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In a news release, state police said Tanner died at Comer on Thursday.

On the family’s Facebook page the post announcing Tanner’s passing stated: “Heaven gained the most AMAZING angel this morning — Tanner Carlos is now at rest with our Lord. We are confident that he pass on from earth to Heaven very peacefully.”

The driver of the Sonata, 19-year-old Kassidy E. Mucho, of Momence, was taken to Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries immediately after the accident. She was ticketed by Illinois State Police for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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