|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1979|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2000|
Nicki was a senior majoring in biology at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. She was walking across a street that cuts through the campus at 1:15AM when she she was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of Annie Glidden Road. Nikki was taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, where she was later pronounced dead. The police later located the driver, 22-year-old Maria Sarantopoulos, after receiving tips regarding her vehicle. Maria was a fellow NIU senior who was majoring in communication. Maria was indicted by a grand jury with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and drunken driving.
It is ironic to note that one hour before, another NIU student, 20-year-old Brian White, also died. Fellow student Louis Carfagnini had thrown a cinder block from the back of an off-campus building whereupon it struck Brian. Louis was later charged with involuntary manslaughter. After Nicole died, another student perished that evening in an off-campus car-related incident.
OBITUARY: (FROM JOILET HERALD NEWS)
Nicole L. Murawski
Age 21. Suddenly Friday, September 15, 2000 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Late of Lockport.
Survived by her parents, Keith and Pamela (Slager) Murawski; five brothers, Brett, Joshua, Michael, Jacob and Trevor; maternal grandmother, Caralee Slager; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Marie Murawski. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving friends.
Born in Evergreen Park. She was a lifelong Lockport resident.
Preceded in death by her maternal grandfather George W. Slager.
She was a cheerleader at Ludwig School, graduate of Lockport Township High School and was currently a student at Northern Illinois University.
Family will receive friends at the Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Sunday, 2-9 PM. Services will be Monday, September 18, 10 AM at the funeral home chapel. Interment Brooks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be preferred.
GOODALE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
912 S. HAMILTON ST. 815-838-1533
"`LOCKPORT GIRL DIES IN NIU ACCIDENT" - The Herald News 09/16/2000
"2 NIU STUDENTS ARE KILLED IN INCIDENTS NEAR CAMPUS - HIT-RUN, THROWN BLOCK OCCUR AN HOUR APART" - Chicago Tribune 09/17/2000
"CHARGES UPGRADED IN DEATH AT NIU" - Chicago Tribune 10-06-2000
"FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IN DEATH OF NIU STUDENT" - The Beacon News 10-06-2000
NICOLE L. MURAWSKI
JULY 1, 1979
SEPT 15, 2000
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
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Record added: Mar 22, 2007
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