UPDATE: Rockford University Holds Vigil for 2 People Killed After Car Loses Control On I-90

Published: Feb. 16, 2016 at 7:03 PM CST
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UPDATE: ROCKOFRD (WIFR) -- A candle vigil lights up Fisher Chapel on Rockford University's campus as dozens of loved one's share stories about the two teenagers killed in a car crash on Tuesday. Some of Desiree Wease and Demonte Wigfall's friends say both made an unforgettable impact in just one semester, but saying goodbye is not something they were ready to do.

"Words can't express how much I'm going to miss her," said Janae Greenfield, a roommate of one of the victims.

Dozens of loved ones talked about Desiree Wease's smile or the way Demonte Wigfall motivated them on and off the football field.

"You would probably get into a scuffle with him because he made you work harder," Delaun Montgomery said.

"Her being mad was so funny because it was like a tiny ball of fire and it was so cute,” Greenfield said. “She was adorable and, I don't know, she was a tough girl."

Both 18 year olds were killed in a car crash Tuesday night on i-90 in McHenry County. The car they were riding in lost control before hitting the median and then a semi-truck. Wease's roommate says she was close with both.

"25/8, around the clock, all the time,” she said. “I have more memories than I can think of with this girl I mean she lived in my room for crying out loud."

Now sheets are filled with some of those memories and the goodbye messages Wease and Wigfall's friends never had the chance to say.

Two other r-u football players were in the car when it crashed they are expected to be okay, however they were not able to be at the vigil tonight.

UPDATE: Hundreds of students are mourning the death of two of their classmates.

Rockford University let students know it will be there to help them through this difficult time at a service that was held this morning for 18-year-olds Desiree Wease and Demonte Wigfall.

“You could see in their eyes the concern, the sorrow and the grief that they were all going through,” says Rockford University President Robert Head.

Flags around campus all stand at half-staff for the two teens. Wease was on the spirit squad and Wigfall was a wide receiver for the football team.

Investigators say the car they were riding in lost control in the slick conditions on I-90 near mile post 32 around 6:00 last night. The car reportedly then spun out, hit and bounced off the median before colliding with a semi-truck. State police say I-90 was closed for six hours.

Rockford University says their counselors have been available to students since the accident and will continue to be for as long as their services are needed.

UPDATE: Two of the victims who died in last night fatal accident on I-90 had ties to Rockford University.

According to the school, 18-year-old Desiree Wease was a student there and 18-year-old Demonte Wigfall was a former student.

Two other Rockford University students Daijon Davis and Stephen Taylor were also in the car at the time of the accident. Davis has been treated and released while Taylor remains hospitalized.

Demonte Wigfall was from Godfrey, Ill., Desiree Wease was from Markham, Ill., Daijon Davis is from Zion, Ill., and Stephen Taylor is from Chicago.

FATAL CRASH UPDATE: Two people are dead after a three vehicle crash on I-90 in McHenry County Tuesday night.

Illinois State Police say the accident happened around 6pm when four people in a car were heading Eastbound on I-90 in McHenry County when the driver lost control. Police say their car hit the center median and then crashed into a semi, closing the interstate for hours.

State Police say a 19-year-old woman from Markham in the car and another passenger died. The two other passengers are listed in stable condition. Police are not releasing any names at this time.

The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

STATELINE (WIFR) -- All lanes are blocked on I-90 near Marengo due to a fatal crash.

Illinois State Police say all lanes of I-90 are blocked at eastbound milepost 32.75.

Details are limited at this time, however we will update you as we learn more.