One person was killed and five others were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Chicago’s Southwest Side, according to police.

According to Chicago police, one person was killed and five others were injured in a crash involving at least four vehicles in the Ashburn neighborhood on Wednesday night.

According to police, the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. in the 3600-block of West Columbus Avenue.

A black Nissan was driving north on Columbus when it collided with a Mazda in the intersection at 83rd Street, according to police. According to investigators, the Nissan was attempting to make a left turn.

According to police, a third vehicle was also involved in the crash after being rear-ended by the Nissan. According to police, a fourth vehicle traveling southbound then collided with the vehicles.

Two men in the Mazda were transported in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital, where one of them later died.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition.

Two women in the third vehicle received minor injuries and were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. According to police, the driver of the fourth vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.

Area One detectives are looking into it.

2 killed when van flips over Stevenson Expressway embankment

Two men were killed and another was critically injured in a Monday evening crash on the Stevenson Expressway, Chicago fire officials said.

According to fire officials, the crash occurred on Interstate 55 inbound near Cicero Avenue on the city’s Southwest Side. A van previously on I-55 flipped over an embankment, ejecting three people.

Two men, 26 and 30 years old, were found dead on the scene, fire officials said. In critical condition, a 42-year-old man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.

One of the victims was identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Victor Gordian, 26, of Chicago.

Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the crash.

According to Chicago police, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street in Greektown.

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Chicago’s West Side on Saturday morning, according to police.

The collision occurred at the intersection of West Washington Boulevard and North Green Street in the Greektown neighborhood around 1:06 a.m., according to police.

A witness reported seeing a black Mercedes run a stop sign and collide with a 25-year-old man crossing the street. The Mercedes drove east on Washington Boulevard.

According to police, the victim suffered blunt force trauma to the entire body and was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for a four-door Mercedes-Benz sedan from 2006 to 2010, which may be missing the passenger sideview mirror and may have some front-end damage.

Major Accidents was on the scene looking into the incident. There is no one detained.

Police did not immediately release any additional information about the crash.

Chicago police: 78-year-old woman killed in NW Side crash identified; 6 others, including children, injured

A 78-year-old woman died Tuesday night in a crash on Chicago’s Northwest Side that injured six others, including children.

The accident happened around 7:52 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Peterson Avenue.

According to police, a 46-year-old man was driving east on Peterson Avenue with five passengers when his vehicle was struck in the intersection by an 18-year-old in a sedan.

The 78-year-old passenger was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Zainab Suboh.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital in fair condition, but a 36-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Two children, a three-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl, were transported in fair condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital.

The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, according to police.

According to a relative of some of the victims, the family was traveling from Indiana to visit other family members for dinner.

The crash is being investigated by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Unit.

Skokie fire officials say a girl was hit by a school bus in the north suburbs.

According to fire officials, a school bus struck a girl in north suburban Skokie on Monday afternoon.

Skokie fire Battalion Chief Gabe Millard said the girl was attempting to cross the street near Dempster and Karlov Avenue when a small school bus from a nearby school struck her.

She was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, but her condition was not immediately known.

The front of the bus had visible damage, and paramedics could be seen at the scene with the girl on the ground.

Skokie police are looking into the incident.

During an argument with a passenger, an Illinois man intentionally drove his car into a tree, according to the sheriff’s office.

A Gurnee man has been charged with intentional driving into a tree while arguing with his passenger on Wednesday morning.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 29th Street and Lone Oak Road in Beach Park for a traffic crash around 7:45 a.m.

Deputies arrived to find a Nissan Murano that had collided with a tree. According to the sheriff’s office, the Nissan sustained significant damage.

The Nissan’s driver, a 68-year-old Gurnee man, and his passenger, a 38-year-old Zion woman, were trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle by the fire department.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver and passenger were taken to area hospitals with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and the victim, who are in a relationship, were arguing, according to preliminary information. During the argument, the driver threatened to end their lives, accelerated, and veered off the road.

He drove directly into a tree, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and reckless driving. Additional fees may apply.

The driver’s name will not be released until after his hospital discharge.

Police arrested a driver in northwest Indiana after he crashed a truck carrying 40K pounds of US mail.

A driver was arrested in northwest Indiana on Monday morning after allegedly crashing a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of US mail while under the influence of a controlled substance.

Indiana State Police received a call about 12:15 a.m. about a semi-crash on I-65 in the southbound lanes, just one mile south of the Crown Point exit.

According to preliminary information, a 2023 Volvo truck drove off the road and overturned, causing the trailer to break open and the contents to spill out, according to Indiana State Police.

The trailer contained 40,000 pounds of US mail.

A blood warrant was obtained from the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, and the driver’s blood was drawn at a local hospital.

Srdan Bezharevic was identified as the driver. He was cleared medically and transported to the Lake County Jail. Bezharevic was also found in possession of a white, powdery substance, according to ISP.

Bezharevic has been charged with having a controlled substance in his possession and driving while intoxicated.

According to ISP, the contents of the trailer that had fallen out were loaded into another trailer.

The River North hit-and-run victim was 7 months pregnant, and the baby is now fighting for life.

A Joliet family is pleading for justice and answers after four members were hit and critically injured in a hit-and-run in River North over the weekend.

Silvia Gil, her fiance Jorge, her brother Angel, and his girlfriend Zayra were walking to dinner Saturday night when a dark-colored Chevy sedan collided with a silver Toyota Prius, according to Chicago police. The Chevy then slammed into the two couples, seriously injuring all four.

“My brother was, he got dragged a little bit with the car, and then my sister and her fiancé got thrown as well,” said Crystal Gil, the victims’ sister.

Silvia was seven months pregnant and in critical condition.

“How could you leave a pregnant woman on the floor? You know, I understand you’re scared because of what happened, but a pregnant woman. She’s obviously pregnant,” Crystal said.

She had an emergency C-section, and her baby boy, who was born weeks early, is now fighting for his life.

“All we could do is just pray for him,” his aunt said. “It’s a tragic way to come into this world. Nobody wants to come into this world in a horrible situation like that.”

A man and a woman in the Prius were also injured and taken to hospitals.

According to Chicago police, three people in the sedan fled the scene.

“Have a heart. Just turn yourself in, at least for the sake of the baby,” Crystal Gil said.

The victims’ injuries range from broken bones to serious head and internal injuries, but Silvia, in particular, faces a long recovery. Her sister stated that she might require spinal surgery.

There is currently no one in custody. Chicago police are conducting an investigation.

One person was killed in a crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway near Pullman, and southbound lanes are closed, according to Illinois State Police.

According to Illinois State Police, one person was killed in a crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway on Sunday morning.

According to police, the crash occurred at 5:04 a.m. on Interstate 94 southbound near 111th Street. Troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian-vehicle collision. One person was declared dead.

According to police, another crash occurred while a trooper was directing traffic. A vehicle collided with their squad car, but the trooper was unharmed.

The investigation has closed I-94 southbound near 111th Street. Traffic will be diverted to 103rd Street.

Police did not immediately release any additional information about the crash.

Two siblings were killed in a Kane County collision involving an 18-year-old who was high on marijuana and driving too fast, according to records.

According to the Daily Herald, an 18-year-old man from Plato Township has been charged in connection with a school bus crash that killed two siblings in Kane County on Halloween.

Tyler A. Schmidt was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of drugs and reckless homicide; speeding and failing to slow down to avoid a collision; felony aggravated driving under the influence of drugs causing great bodily harm to a minor passenger; felony aggravated reckless driving “with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons,” exceeding the speed limit; and failing to slow down to avoid collision with a school bus that was stopped to drop off students.

According to public records, the charges were sealed from public disclosure pending Schmidt’s arrest.

According to court documents, Schmidt was under the influence of marijuana during the accident.

According to the report, Schmidt was arrested on December 27, 21 days after a warrant was issued.

Using data from the vehicle’s black box and accident reconstruction, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain estimated that Schmidt was traveling 5 to 8 miles over the 45-mile-per-hour speed limit on Empire Road in Campton Township at the time of the collision.

Emil, 19, and Grace, 20, Diewald, were passengers in Schmidt’s 2013 Lexus SUV.

A 17-year-old girl from South Elgin was also in the vehicle and was airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, but there are no reports on her condition.

Kane County officials reported no injuries on the school bus transporting Lily Lake Elementary School students home.

At a November vigil, many spoke of the siblings’ positive spirit and loving hearts.

According to court records, Schmidt is being held in the Kane County jail on a $100,000 bond, with $10,000 or 10% required to be released on bail.

On January 6, he is scheduled to appear in court.

A child was ejected from a vehicle and killed in a rollover crash on I-55, according to Illinois State Police.

According to Illinois State Police, a child was killed in an early Sunday morning crash on Interstate 55 in Cook County.

According to ISP, the crash occurred around 3:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway near Harlem Avenue in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood. A 12-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle when it lost control and rolled over for unknown reasons.

According to ISP, the child who was ejected from the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

According to ISP, all northbound lanes were closed for the crash investigation, and traffic was rerouted at Harlem Avenue. Police did not immediately release any additional information about the crash.

One person was killed and several others were injured in a 50-car crash on the Ohio Turnpike.

At least one person has been killed in a series of winter weather-related crashes on the Ohio Turnpike.

According to WTVG, the fatality occurred in Sandusky County, which is located between Toledo and Cleveland.

Multiple injuries have also been reported, and authorities believe heavy winds and snow are to blame.

The collisions involved approximately 50 vehicles.

Officials are using buses to transport stranded travelers to warm-weather shelters.

For nearly 20 miles, the turnpike, also known as Interstate 80, is closed in both directions.

Elgin fire officials report that eight vehicles collided in slick conditions, resulting in one serious injury.

Thursday night in Elgin, eight vehicles collided due to slick roads, resulting in one serious injury, according to fire department officials.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., four cars collided near the intersection of Route 20 and McLean Boulevard. While Elgin fire crews were on the scene, however, four additional vehicles crashed.

Thirteen people were involved in total.

One individual was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, according to fire officials.

According to the fire department, extremely slippery conditions on a nearby bridge were to blame.

Thursday night, a rain-snow mix fell across the Chicago region as temperatures hovered around freezing.

Tracy Butler, a meteorologist with ABC7 Chicago, said that more black ice is possible on Friday morning.

Crete woman charged in fatal DUI crash

A woman was charged with aggravated DUI after colliding with another car on Interstate 394 in Crete last month.

According to Illinois State Police, a red Ford traveling southbound on I-394 near Steger Road on November 14 struck a deer and drove into the ditch before coming to rest in lane 2.

According to police, Letisha Tovar, 58, was driving her Jeep when she collided with the Ford’s passenger side.

The Ford’s passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Ford’s driver was transported to a local hospital, according to police.

Tovar was also transported to a nearby hospital, where she refused medical care. The injured passenger in her Jeep was hospitalized, according to police.

After an investigation by the Illinois Division of Criminal Investigation, Tovar was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated causing great bodily harm.

Tovar was released on personal recognizance from the Cook County Jail.

10 people were injured in an I-88 crash involving a school bus, according to Illinois State Police.

According to Illinois State Police, ten people were taken to hospitals after a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus in DuPage County on Monday morning.

Just after 8:15 a.m., state troopers responded to westbound Interstate 88 near York Road and Oak Brook for a reported crash involving at least two vehicles and an occupied school bus.

According to police, ten people were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. According to the FBI, one child and two adults from the bus were taken to hospitals.

According to Oak Brook fire officials, the crash scene was approximately 200 yards long.

Around 8:20 a.m., the left lane of westbound I-88 near York Road was closed for an investigation, with traffic moving in the right lanes.

The cause of the crash was not immediately disclosed by police.

In Arlington Heights, a Metra UP NW train strikes a pedestrian.

A Metra Union Pacific Northwest train struck a pedestrian in northwest suburban Arlington Heights on Wednesday morning.

The inbound and outbound UP-NW train activity near Arlington Heights has been paused, according to Metra.

There will be significant delays.

Arlington Heights police advised residents to avoid a railroad crossing at Ridge and Northwest Highway through Twitter. Ridge is closed at the racks, but Northwest Highway is not.

More information was not immediately available.

In Midlothian, a Metra Rock Island Line train collides with an automobile.

Tuesday morning, a Metra Rock Island train collided with a car in Midlothian.

Metra Rock Island inbound train #400 collided with a car at the grade crossing between Willow Crest and 149th Street around 5 a.m.

In Midlothian, Rock Island Mainline inbound and outbound train service was suspended. Metra later stated that passengers from train #400 would board train #402, which may be delayed.

According to Metra, no one was hurt on the train. There was only one person in the car, and it is unknown whether or not the person was injured.

More information was not immediately available.

St. Ignatius is hosting a special Mass for the 16 hockey players who were injured in an Indiana bus crash.

St. Ignatius College Prep will hold a special Mass on Monday after 16 student hockey players were injured, some critically, in an Indiana bus crash.

A semi-truck collided with the students’ bus in Warsaw, Indiana, on Saturday night, flipping it over. Warsaw is approximately 50 miles south of South Bend. At around 8 p.m., the truck was seen swerving and speeding, according to police.

Varsity hockey players at St. Ignatius College Prep arrived at school Monday morning wearing or holding their jerseys.

“I just wanna show support for the team, support for my brothers and yeah just do anything I can to make those guys feel better and know that I care and that everybody cares for them,” Jack Rhyner, varsity hockey player, said.

A speeding and swerving semi-truck slammed into a bus carrying 23 St. Ignatius junior varsity boys hockey players and two adult coaches in Warsaw, Indiana, on Saturday night, according to police.

Sixteen people on board were injured, with three in critical condition.

“We’re grateful that they’re out of critical condition,” said John Chandler, president of St. Ignatius College Prep. “They’re stable but they will have challenges ahead for healing.”

After competing in a tournament earlier in the day, the team was on its way to a hotel.

The 58-year-old semi truck driver who hit the bus failed a field sobriety test, according to Warsaw police. He could now face felony charges.

Students were still shaken Monday morning.

“I’m just gonna pray that everyone makes a full recovery,” student Natalie Olech said. “I’m really glad that we can come together as a school community.”

Meanwhile, there has been an outpouring of support for the Near West Side Jesuit Catholic school. The long-standing Chicago institution will gather in prayer on Monday afternoon.

“So this afternoon we invite our St. Ignatius community and the public to join us at our Church of the Holy Family next door as we give thanks to God for a situation that could have been much more tragic,” Chandler said.

Meanwhile, one St. Ignatius parent who is also an attorney and has handled numerous trucking negligence cases is providing legal counsel and guidance to the families.

One St. Ignatius parent is doing her part to assist. She is not only the mother of two St. Ignatius students, but she is also an attorney who has handled numerous trucking negligence cases, serves on the Senate’s “Move Over Task Force” and has testified before the House in support of stricter trucking laws.

Elizabeth Kaveny is now providing free legal counsel and guidance to affected families.

“It was just panic, just panic,” Kaveny explained. “What should I do? What should I do?”

Meanwhile, as many of those students recover, the Mass will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Lincolnwood police say one person died in a crash on Touhy Avenue.

According to police, one person died in a single-vehicle crash in Lincolnwood early Monday morning.

A vehicle was speeding just before 4 a.m. in the 4300 block of Touhy Avenue before colliding with a tree on the south side of Touhy, according to Lincolnwood police.

According to police, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

Later Monday morning, the person who died had not yet been publicly identified.

The incident is being investigated by Lincolnwood police and the Major Crash Assistance Team.

Touhy Avenue will be closed in both directions for several hours while police investigate.

Drivers are instructed to seek alternate routes.

A Chicago restaurant holds a fundraiser for a seriously wounded employee in a hit-and-run.

Employees at Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp in East Pilsen held a fundraiser for a coworker who was critically injured in an October hit-and-run.

Larry Wilson has been with the restaurant for nearly two decades. He is a Vietnam veteran who is still in the hospital after being critically injured in a hit-and-run on October 25.

A white Mercedes Benz driving north in the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue struck an unoccupied parked car, which was pushed onto the curb and struck the 63-year-old as he was walking, according to police. On his way to his overnight shift at the restaurant, he stopped in Back of the Yards.

Wilson’s coworkers have come together to support him as he recovers, holding a “Jams for the Fam” fundraiser featuring Wison’s favorite House music.

“Yes, we’re a business, but I think we’re really family here,” said general manager Daniel Hernandez.

“It’s nothing. He’s not here, you can tell “Valencia Green, a supervisor and close friend, spoke up.

So, on Veterans Day, the restaurant held a fundraiser to support the man who served in Vietnam with a return that they hope matches his sacrifice and years of service both overseas and here at Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp.

Hernandez lamented, “He was proud to serve his country,”

“We’re always thinking about you, and we hope you’ll return to be the Larry you’re supposed to be. We miss you terribly!” Green stated.

According to police, after Wilson was hit, the suspected driver continued driving, hitting two other parked cars, including Wilson’s, before getting out and fleeing.

Nobody is being held. An investigation is currently underway.

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