GILBERT, AZ - The community came together Wednesday night to serve up help for the family of a deadly crash victim.
Lacey Gruntorad was killed in September after an elderly driver crashed into her massage therapy classroom at the Pima Medical Institute.
Lacey's friends organized a fundraiser at the Dairy Queen on Higley and Baseline Road, which agreed to donate 15 percent of sales Wednesday night. Workers donned mustaches and a few friends wore pirate costumes.
Close friend Lynzey Orozco said Lacey was fascinated with mustaches and her favorite movie series was Pirates of the Caribbean, so they wanted to do something positive that would help her family and honor her memory.
"All you hear around here, it's not crying, it's not sorrow, it's laughs. Everyone is remembering something, little memories, and little stories from when she was around," Orozco said.
Food sales won't be tallied until Thursday, but as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Orozco counted $655 in cash donations left in collection tins at the cash registers.
The other young woman who was pinned under the car and survived the wreck at Pima Medical Institute faces a lifetime of medical bills. Haili Hill still hasn't regained use of her legs.
There's a car wash fundraiser to help Hill on Saturday, October 12 at EZ Own Autosource on Scottsdale Road and McDowell starting at 11 a.m.