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Schaumburg High School honors student killed by hit-run driver

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Updated: January 10, 2013 6:41AM

A Schaumburg High School honors student and athlete was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mikias T. Tibebu, 18, was found in the street near Schaumburg Road and Branchwood Drive at 12:38 a.m. and pronounced dead around 1 a.m., after efforts to resuscitate him failed, according to Schaumburg police.

Tibebu was “a dedicated student with exceptional academic honors,” Schaumburg High School Principal Tim Little said. “A beloved friend and athlete, Mikias was also a committed member of the cross-country and track teams. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Mikias’ family and friends during this difficult time.”A friend and teammate called Tibebu “one of the nicest kids on the team and always working hard. He was loved by all and will be always.”

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