Kendall Pickering Obituary – Passed Away; Cause of Death

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Kendall Pickering Obituary – A Hinsdale man and his little girl were killed Tuesday in a one-fender bender when their vehicle veered off an interstate thruway in North Carolina and struck a tree.

Robert D. Pickering, 59, and his little girl Kendall, 15, were voyaging southward on Interstate 85, 1.8 miles south of Kannapolis, around 25 miles upper east of Charlotte, when their vehicle went off the street on the privilege and struck a seepage jettison, as indicated by Trooper Ned Moultrie of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The watch reacted to the lethal crash at 6:49 p.m. on Tuesday night. Moultrie said that after the vehicle struck the seepage jettison it went down a dike and struck a tree, lethally injuring Pickering and his little girl. Both surrendered to wounds on the scene.

Kendall Pickering, a sophomore at Hinsdale Central High School, was a champion swimmer for the Red Devils’ program.

Pickering in October set individual and pool records in winning the 200-yard singular mixture, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke to help lead Hinsdale Central to a group sectional title.

“Kendall is an astounding swimmer,” Hinsdale Central senior Lainey Quinones said after the sectional meet. “I believe she’s one of the most gifted swimmers in our group.”

At the 2019 state meet, Pickering was fourth in the backstroke and swam on the 400 free-form transfer group that completed fourth.

Hinsdale Central swimming trainer Bob Barber talked on Wednesday of the unexpected passing of his young, capable swimmer.

“It’s a staggering misfortune to the swimming network and the Red Devil family,” Barber said. “My heart goes out to the Pickering family. Kendall was an extraordinary competitor and a significantly more breathtaking individual.

“She left her imprint in two years’ experience with us. She will be always missed in the swimming scene.”

Hinsdale Central’s Athletic Department responded to Pickering’s passing on its Twitter channel

“With crushing sadness we grieve sophomore swimmer Kendall Pickering,” the tweet read. “She will be remembered fondly however always remembered, her name and memory are recorded multiple times on our pool record loads up. Just a Soph, yet she had a gigantic impact on our school and swim program. Find happiness in the hereafter Kendall.”

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