Visitation Monday, Funeral Tuesday for Zachary Bingham

Maple Park teenager died after a Dec. 1 crash on Route 38 in Campton Hills.

Visitation and funeral services have been scheduled for Zachary Bingham, the 18-year-old Maple Park man who died early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a Dec. 1 head-on crash on Route 38 in Campton Hills.

Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, published the obituary for Bingham on its website this week.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the funeral home, according to the obituary, and will continue from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, before proceeding to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Virgil, for a 10 a.m. Mass. The Rev. Perfecto Vasquez, pastor, will officiate, according to the obituary, and interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Ill.

According to the obituary, he is survived by his parents, Mike and Dee Dee Bingham; his paternal grandfather, Roland (Delores Lewan) Bingham; his paternal grandmother, Esther (Sam) Bova; a maternal grandmother, Marilynn Meyer; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Meyer, his maternal grandmother, Marion Meyer and his best four legged friend, Lucy.

Bingham’s full obituary can be found at http://www.conleycare.com/memorial/html/view3.php?ObitIdNo=816.

Bingham died early Sunday after a head-on crash that killed Bingham’s dog, the other driver and involved two more vehicles. Two people were injured.

Authorities say Jennifer Liston stole a car in Wheaton, fled the scene of a crash she caused in Geneva, and then fled a sheriff’s deputy who abandoned the pursuit when Liston’s vehicle hit speeds of more than 100 mph. Witnesses told police they saw Liston driving recklessly and at high speeds in the moments leading up to the crash.

Bingham’s death in the high-speed crash shocked the Maple Park community and sparked an investigation by Wheaton police who are trying to determine why Liston, of Madison, Wis., was in Wheaton and what she was doing there when she stole the car.


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