Grandmother, toddler killed in Lake Villa crash identified; GoFundMe raises nearly $87K for family

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LAKE VILLA, Ill. — A GoFundMe fundraiser for the family of a grandmother and her grandson who were killed in a three-car collision in Lake Villa has raised nearly $87,000 as of Tuesday.

The victims have been identified as 64-year-old Nancy Siedlecki of Spring Grove, and 18-month-old Bryce Mazur.

The sheriff’s office said Siedlecki was driving a Nissan SUV northbound near Beach Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, when the front of her vehicle hit a pickup truck that was merging onto Route 59.

The Nissan rolled over and slid into the southbound lanes, where it was hit by a minivan.

Siedlecki and Mazur, who was a back seat passenger in her car, were killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

Siedlecki’s 3-year-old granddaughter, who was also in the backseat, was airlifted by Flight For Life to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge in critical condition.

According to the GoFundMe page, the 3-year-old, named Teegan, remains in a pediatric intensive care unit.

Autopsies for Siedlecki and Mazur confirmed both crash victims died of blunt-force injuries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Three others were also injured in the rush-hour crash.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said the investigation will probably take at least two months to fully complete.

The GoFundMe lists a goal of $100,000, which will help the victims’ family cover funeral costs, medical bills, and basic living expenses.



Latest News

More News