Suburban Chicago girl, 12, dies in snow fort collapse

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 12-year-old Elk Grove Village girl died Sunday afternoon after the snow fort she and a friend built collapsed on them.

Esther Jung and a 9-year-old girl were trapped under the mounds of snow for more than an hour before family members found them.

Paramedics took them to Northwest Community Hospital where Jung later died. The coroner planned an autopsy Monday.

The 9-year-old was treated for hypothermia. She is expected to be OK.