Local residents, businesses help Vernon Hills family after deadly crash
Apr 2, 2014 9:16 AM -
Business associates and even those who didn't know the Hirayamas of Vernon Hills stood ready to help Tuesday in the aftermath of a crash in Arizona that killed three members of the family. Tomohiro Hirayama, his wife, Sachiyo, and their son, Yuki, died in the accident, while 9-year-old Rinka Hirayama survived. "We're heartbroken this young girl will go forward without her family," said Dennis Fitzgerald, vice president of customer satisfaction for Yaskawa America's U.S. headquarters in Waukegan.