Marin Lacson was known for her infectious smile and incredible kindness. A junior member of Barrington High School as well as Second City Lacrosse club teams, Marin was an example of youth and dedication for those lucky enough to know her. Her tragic passing left a gaping hole in our hearts all.
What Happened to Marin?
A seemingly routine Thursday morning became tragic for 12-year-old Marin as tragedy struck at her train crossing near Route 59 and Main Street. According to Lake County coroner Timothy McCarthy, Marin crossed after waiting for one Metra train to pass and did not see or hear another coming her way – as was seen later by Lake County coroner Timothy McCarthy when Marin was struck by another Metra train that hit her from behind as they headed eastbound toward Chicago. The Lake County coroner determined she may not seen or heard another train coming before being hit from behind before she fell off her bike while crossing and hit by another Metra train before it reached her and hit by metra train before being knocked from above while on her bicycle when hit from behind while crossing at Route 59/Main Street while waiting on another train pass without seeing or hearing another train coming either and neither saw nor hear it coming until after crossing this incident occurred when one train came. The Lake County coroner’s findings indicated this happened, making sure Marin would receive prompt treatment should have seen or heard any possible warning before being hit from behind due to previous.
How Did the Community Respond?
Marin’s death left an immeasurable mark upon our community and students and staff of Barrington High School were in mourning; grief counselors provided support during this difficult period, while an emotional vigil at Barrington Campus Life Center brought together friends and loved ones of Marin for tributes that would never forget.
Speakers at Marin’s Vigil Created an Image of Her as Someone Extraordinary
Attendants of Marin’s Vigil painted an impressionistic picture of an incredible young woman; much more than simply being an athlete or student, as she “loved everyone around her and was so nice.” Her dedication to kindness made her beloved figure in her community.
How are Students Coping?
mes Marin’s death has sent shockwaves through the school community. Marin was deeply loved, especially among her lacrosse teammates; many spoke of how welcoming and positive her presence had been for all involved – in particular those on lacrosse team; one teammate even stated “basically everyone in this program at some point or another has played with her”.
What Are Authorities Saying?
Barrington School District 220 issued a statement explaining that Marin was walking to school when her tragic accident took place, with Metra and Barrington police currently conducting their own independent inquiries into what transpired on Thursday morning in order to fully comprehend and avoid similar occurrences in future incidents as well as ensure the wellbeing of other children enrolled at Barrington.
How Can the Community Remember Marin?
Marin was an example of what can happen when people choose kindness over selfishness; her life can be remembered through continued acts of goodness like engaging in community activities or supporting the lacrosse team – ways the community can keep Marin’s memory alive and honor her legacy.
What Can We Learn?
This tragedy serves as an irrefutable reminder of life’s precarious nature and community support during times of loss, while calling attention to increased safety measures at train crossings where children often congregate. While we remember Marin with all due respect, it’s essential that we consider ways in which our communities can become safer and more supportive places for everyone involved.
Marin Lacson lived a brief, yet vibrant, life that served as an example for others to emulate and learned much from those she interacted with and the community alike. We should honor her life’s lessons on community spirit, kindness, and safety through reflection on this tragedy.