(CBS) - Students and faculty of Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park are mourning the loss of Bruce Scheidegger, the school’s athletic director, who was killed in a car accident Saturday evening.
Scheidegger, 54, was first reported missing at 11:07 p.m. Saturday. His car was found Sunday afternoon by a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy, police said.
In a news release, the Carroll County Sheriff’s department said Scheidegger was traveling northbound on Loran Road when his vehicle drove over a steep embankment and overturned.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I know I will remember Bruce as a kind, compassionate and dedicated friend and colleague who always had the best interest of students and staff at heart,” Sandburg Principal Julia Wheaton said in a statement.
“He will be deeply missed here at Sandburg and by all he came into contact with through the athletic community.”
School officials have made a crisis team available to help students and teachers, according to a District 230 statement.