Villa Park Teen Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash

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    Students at Willowbrook High School painted this rock in memory of Emelio Perez.

    A Willowbrook High School student was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in downstate Joslin.

    Emilio Perez, 17, was a student at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.

    According to the Quad City Times, witnesses say the victim was walking on the roadway along I-88 when he was struck by a passing vehicle, which sped away after impact.

    Investigators are looking for a full-size pickup or SUV, according to the Illinois State Police.

    Willowbrook students have painted a rock at the school "RIP Emilio" in remembrance.

    A prayer circle vigil was held at the school on Monday night.