Memorial services set for three teens killed in car crash

Updated 11/30/2015 12:56 PM

Services have been set for three teens who died Friday in a fiery car crash in McHenry County.

The accident killed Kelly Cronin of Island Lake, James D. Seward of McHenry and Promise Williamsen of McHenry. All were 18 years old.


Seward and Williamsen were dating. A joint visitation is set to begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

A memorial service for the two teens will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at Davenport.

Donations in their memories can be made to the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago or to Home of the Sparrow in McHenry.

Visitation for Cronin is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St. It will run until a 4 p.m. funeral at Kisselburg-Wauconda.

Memorials may be made in Cronin's name to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Cronin's mother, Tracy, said her daughter had a "heart of gold."

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A recent Wauconda High School graduate, she wanted to be a pediatrician, the elder Cronin said.

"She was kind and loving and warm," Cronin said. "She was such an amazing girl."

Seward and Williamsen both enjoyed automotive repair and were pursuing careers in the field, acquaintances said.

Seward worked at a McHenry repair shop, while Williamsen was taking automotive classes at McHenry County College, according to her Facebook page.

The three friends were killed in a single-car crash in Nunda Township. The car in which they were riding went off South Lily Lake Road after a curve, hit trees and caught fire, authorities said.

Williamsen owned the 1994 Chevrolet Camaro but Seward was driving, police said.

McHenry County sheriff's police are investigating.

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