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Lake in the Hills teen hit by car remembered for her 'lust for life'

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Emily Weyers, 18, served plates of warm food at a pancake breakfast in January that benefited the Allegiance Youth Color Guard, of which Weyers was a member for three years. Weyers was killed Monday walking along Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills.

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Emily Weyers gets a hug from principal Lynn McCarthy during Dundee-Crown's graduation ceremony May 18 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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Dundee-Crown High School grad Emily Wyers was planning to start in DePaul University's political science program next month and eventually focus on gay rights legal issues. But Weyers, of Lake in the Hills, was hit and killed while walking down Algonquin Road near Oakleaf Road. "She didn't have a full life, but she lived life to the fullest," said Allegiance Color Guard founder Eric Hall.
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    • Emily Weyers, 18, served plates of warm food at a pancake breakfast in January that benefited the Allegiance Youth Color Guard, of which Weyers was a member for three years. Weyers was killed Monday walking along Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills.
    • Emily Weyers gets a hug from principal Lynn McCarthy during Dundee-Crown’s graduation ceremony May 18 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
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