CHICAGO (CBS)–A 16-year-old was killed when a driver slammed into the back of the vehicle she was riding in with her family on July 21 in suburban Wheeling.
The driver, Adam Grunin, 30, of Wheeling, has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of the teenager, Alyssa Lendino, according to Wheeling police.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases And Hospitalizations Still Falling, Even As Vaccination Rate Has Been Cut In Half Since Mid-April
Grunin was allegedly driving 107 MPH when he rear-ended the Chevy Equinox Lendino was riding in on the 400 block of South Milwaukee Avenue with three other family members around 2 p.m.READ MORE: More Regal Theaters Reopen After Being Shuttered By The Pandemic
The impact pushed the Equinox into the intersection as a Toyota Tundra was turning left onto Milwaukee Avenue from eastbound Hintz Road, police said.
The crash sent seven people to the hospital. Their conditions and identities were not released by police.MORE NEWS: Metra Slowly Adjusting Service As Commuters Return, City Reopens
Grunin is scheduled for a bond hearing Wednesday at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.