Chicago, IL- Chicago.cbslocal.com reports that a 16-year-old girl from Wheeling, Illinois was killedin a car accident with a driver who wastraveling over one-hundred miles per hour at the time of the crash. The driver, 30-year-old Adam Grunin is facing charges for reckless homicide.
Driving records indicate that Grunin has a history of speeding-relateddriving infractions. The day of the fatal collision, Grunin was involved in another crash and that the deadly collision occurred when Grunin was attempting to flee the scene of the first crash.
The victim was identifiedas Alyssa Lendino, 16, from Wheeling. Grunin rear-ended the Chevy Equinox in which Lendino was traveling. The crash happened at the intersection of Hintz and Milwaukee. The Chevywas pushedinto the intersection where a Toyota Tundra struck it. The victim’s father and sister were both in the car as well and suffered serious injuries.
Grunin’s driving record shows that he received seven tickets for speeding violations between the years 2004 and 2015.
Lendino was an athlete who played on three sports teams at Hershey High School.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the Lendino Family, andso far, it has raised close to $22,500.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, speeding is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. In 2016, about 27% of traffic-related deaths were the result of speeding vehicles. That year, 10,111 people died in accidents involving speeding drivers.
Speeding drivers can easily lose control over their vehicles, leading to serious accidents. Additionally, speeding is tied to other aggressive driving behaviors. When possible, it is best to stay as far away from these drivers as possible.
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