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Community Collecting to Help with Funeral Costs of Shepard Grad

Cassie Hense, 17, died on impact when the car she was driving struck a guardrail.

The Shepard community, friends and family of Cassie Hense have started an online fund to help offset funeral costs for the teen.

The group has set a fundraising goal of $10,000. 

Hense, 17, died Sunday when she apparently lost control of her car while headed south on Wolf Road in Indian Head Park, Sun-Times Media reports. It appeared Hense was attempting to pass a vehicle when another vehicle in the northbound lane approached, according to the report. 

Hense righted her vehicle into her lane, but then swerved and struck the guardrail at an estimated 50 mph, according to the report. She was killed on impact.

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