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Visitation set for teen killed by alleged drunken driver

WOODSTOCK – Funeral arrangements have been set for Woodstock resident Alysha Thurow Gitzinger, who died Tuesday when her vehicle was hit by an allegedly drunken driver.

A public visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock. Her funeral will be afterward and followed by a reception at Liquid Blues, 125 N. Benton St. in Woodstock.

The burial will be private.

Thurow Gitzinger, 19, died early Tuesday of injuries suffered when a vehicle swerved into her lane, according to the Harvard Police Department.

The driver of the oncoming vehicle has been charged with multiple drunken-driving offenses.

A 2011 graduate of Woodstock High School, Thurow Gitzinger was enrolled in culinary school at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, according to her obituary.

She was a cashier at McDonald’s and loved animals.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or contributions can be made in her name to BMO Harris Bank, 101 S. Benton St. in Woodstock.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.

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