Chicago, IL (April 6, 2020) – A two-car accident in the Near West Side area of Chicago left a teenage boy dead on Sunday, April 5th. The collision occurred on I-290 (IL-110) near Paulina Street at around 12:55 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a 19-year-old driving a black 2008 Pontiac rear-ended a 2017 white Cadillac on the interstate.
The 14-year-old boy in the Pontiac was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver and a 17-year-old male passenger were hospitalized for sustained injuries. The 43-year-old man driving the Cadillac was also injured.
The roadway was blocked while investigators were at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Chicago Deadly Car Crashes
Car crashes have the potential to be extremely dangerous, and sadly, many are killed in these accidents. Each year nationwide, more than 38,000 people are killed in vehicle collisions. There were 998 fatal accidents reported in Illinois in 2017.
Car accidents in Illinois and across the country can usually be attributed to the actions of a negligent driver. When someone is killed in a crash, surviving family members are usually left to pick up the pieces. Family members should consult with a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney to ensure that the person responsible is held accountable.
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