South Bend 12-year-old killed in Illinois semi rollover

A South Bend 12-year-old was killed Monday morning when the semi she was in overturned near Pinegree Grove in Kane County, Illinois.

Dhabrielle Turner was riding with her father, Dior Turner in his semi.

Police say Dior lost control of the vehicle on Route 20 on a sharp turn where speed decreases.

Dhabrielle was ejected from the semi.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Dior was taken to the hospital, but has since been released.

Now, Dhabrielle's family is keeping her memory alive, and comforting one another.

“It's hard, you know, trying to comfort somebody when you're hurting,” said Dhazia Agnew, Dhabrielle's older sister.

Family members describe Dhabrielle as a daddy's girl. 

She participated in basketball and track, and loved music.

“That was her thing. She always had the radio blasting in her room,” Agnew said.

Family members say her beauty and creativity garnered attention, but that she was always humble.

Her sister describes Dhabrielle's recent twelfth birthday as one of her fondest memories.

“Were singing happy birthday to her, and she's always been the awkward shy type. So, with all the attention on her she was trying to laugh with it,” Agnew said.

Right now, the family is not focusing on what killed Dhabrielle, but on remembering her life.

“That's all we need to do right now is heal,” Agnew said.

The investigation on what caused the crash is still ongoing. 

Dhabrielle's aunt created a GoFundMe page to aid her immediate family at this time. 

It's called Doves for Dhabrielle.

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