The wake for Carolyn Grey, known to family and friends as Carrie, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday at Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park.
The wake is open to the public. The full obituary can be found here.
Her two daughters, Veronica, 4 and Gianna, 6 months were also in the car. Veronica was airlifted to an area hospital, where she had surgery and is currently in physical therapy. Gianna was taken to an area hospital by ambulance and was later released.
The family has established a fund, Carrie's Kids, which will help with the expenses incurred in the accident.
"Obviously there are funeral expenses, said Julie Rintz, a paralegal with Jahnke, Sullivan and Tookis, LLC, which helped establish the fund. "In addition there are hospital expenses for the children."
In addition to the costs from the accident, the family has lost it's main source of income. The car involved in the crash was the only family vehicle.
"Carrie was the one who was working in the family; dad was home taking care of the kids," Rintz said.
Donations to Carrie's Kids can be mailed to Carrie's Kids, in care of Great Lakes Bank, 9697 West 191st St., Mokena, Ill., 60448
For more information, contact Christopher Jahnke at Jahnke, Sullivan and Tookis, LLC, 708-349-9333.