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Fund Set Up For Family In Crash That Killed Boy, Injured Twin

A 10-year-old boy was killed and his twin brother was critically injured when their car was broadsided by a dump truck (inset) at an intersection in north suburban Lake County on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

A 10-year-old boy was killed and his twin brother was critically injured when their car was broadsided by a dump truck (inset) at an intersection in north suburban Lake County on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

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ISLAND LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — A fund has been set up to benefit the family of a set of 10-year-old twins – one of whom died, the other who is still hospitalized – from a serious accident near Lake Zurich on Monday.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Griffin Shirey was killed, and his twin brother, Nicholas, was left in critical condition, when the car their father was driving was broadsided by a pickup truck at Rand and Old McHenry roads in unincorporated Lake County between Lake Zurich and Wauconda.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Now, friends and family have set up a fund at the Fifth Third Bank in Island Lake.

Family friend Susan Tiesi tells WBBM Newsradio the word about the fund is getting out through social media networks and phone calls.

Right now, Tiesi says, the Shireys need to be left alone to grieve in peace, with one son dead and the other’s life hanging in the balance.

The crash happened at 5:42 p.m. Monday. The Lincoln Sedan being driven by Scott Shirey, 49, was hit by a one-ton Ford Super Duty dump truck, which was hauling roof shingles.

Both vehicles spun, and the truck flipped over, police said. A Ford Edge and a Chevrolet Cruze were also hit in the accident, but their drivers were uninjured.

Although police initially said one of the drivers admitted to driving under the influence of narcotics, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said Tuesday there are no indications that either of the drivers was impaired.

Griffin and his brother were wearing seatbelts when their car was struck, Curran said.