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A fund has been established to assist a 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who was the only survivor of a March 28 crash in Arizona that killed her parents and 16-year-old brother while the family was vacationing near the Grand Canyon. Yaskawa America Inc., has established the Rinka Hirayama Fund at yaskawa.com/rinkafund. Call (847) 887-7000 or email marcom@yaskawa.com for information. The family's rented van was struck head-on by a pickup being chased by police. Tomohiro Hirayama, 50, an executive at Yaskawa, his wife, Sachiyo, 42, and son, Yuki, a student at Stevenson High School, were killed. The girl, a third-grader at Half Day School in Lincolnshire, was said to be recovering physically and eventually will return to Japan with her grandparents when all affairs are in order.

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