Yorkville, Ill. – Authorities say a suburban high school girls softball coach has been killed in what appears to have been a hit-and-run traffic collision.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 26-year-old Amanda Stanton of Lockport was found Sunday afternoon near Plainfield road and Plainsman Court in Oswego Township. The office says the woman was had been hit by a vehicle while she was walking in the area.

Stanton was the head girls softball coach at Oswego High School. She had been a standout player. She returned to the area after playing softball at Eastern Michigan University.

“Amanda will be remembered for her infectious smile and ability to light up the room. She was a fierce competitor on the field and a loyal teammate and friend off the field,” a post on Eastern Michigan University Softball’s Facebook page said. “Her impact on all of those fortunate enough to know her will be felt forever.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s department at or by calling (630)553-5856. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Kendall County Crimestoppers at (630)553-5999.

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