Driver critically injured in Cicero crash passes away

The driver critically injured in a car crash not far from Hancock Airport Tuesday morning has passed away.

A family spokesperson said Leanne Schaefer, 51, died Wednesday night from severe injuries.

The crash happened on East Taft Road, near Totman Road in Cicero around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Schaefer's car was hit from behind by another vehicle.

That driver was ticketed for following too closely.

Schaefer worked for FedEx for more than seven years as a package handler/delivery driver.

She leaves behind a husband and two children.

A family spokesperson said Wednesday night, "The Schaefer family would like to thank all friends and family for their gracious support during this most difficult time."

Funeral arrangements for Schaefer have not yet been announced.