Services set for Mount Prospect teen killed in car crash

 
 
Updated 8/7/2018 1:10 PM
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  • Alyssa Lendino

    Alyssa Lendino

Services have been set for Alyssa Lendino, the 16-year-old Mount Prospect girl killed July 21 when a car police say was fleeing from another crash slammed into her family's vehicle.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at St. Emily Church, 1400 E. Central Road in Mount Prospect. A funeral Mass will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment is at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

Alyssa is survived by her father Tony, mother Michelle and 12-year-old sister, Amanda.

The family was waiting at a stoplight at Milwaukee Avenue and Hintz Road in Wheeling when their SUV was struck from behind by a car traveling 107 mph, authorities said. Adam Grunin, 30, of Wheeling, is charged with reckless homicide stemming from the crash, which occurred after he fled from an earlier crash, police said.

Tony and Amanda suffered critical injuries, and Michelle had minor injuries, authorities said.

Alyssa was entering her junior year at Hersey High School, where she was a member of the track, bowling and swim teams. She also was a lifeguard at the River Trails Park District and worked as a dining room server at Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.

Friends and classmates held lemonade stand fundraisers last weekend at a dozen locations -- primarily in Mount Prospect -- to help the family with their recovery. Nearly $60,000 has also been raised through a GoFundMe page.

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