Fatal Car Crash In Chicago’s Brighton Park Neighborhood

There was a fatal car collision late Tuesday (July 5, 2016) in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood (South Side.)  According to Chicago Police, the accident was alcohol-related.

The man killed was 28 years old.  As well, there were two other people who were injured.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 11:45 p.m., as a 39-year-old woman was driving south on California Avenue.  At that time, she “ran” a stop sign and then struck another car that was traveling eastbound on 44th Street.

The car traveling on 44th Street struck a light pole and another pole before coming to a stop.  The driver, a 28-year-old man, was pinned in the car and had to be extricated by the Chicago Fire Department.  After being freed from the car, he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, where he was pronounced dead.

The car that ran the stop sign continued going southbound on California, and struck at least two parked cars.  The driver was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of July 6, 2016, titled “Man killed in alcohol-related crash in Brighton Park, authorities say“:

The crash is believed to be alcohol-related, police said.

The 39-year-old woman is in custody, and charges are pending against her.

Additional details regarding this Chicago car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the July 6 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police investigate fatal crash in Brighton Park.”

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