Authorities have identified a 16-year-old boy as the sole victim of a South Side truck accident that happened earlier this week. The Chicago Tribune reports that the boy was driving a SUV shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning when he slammed into the rear of a parked semi truck on Ashland near 31st Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
It is unclear whether the teen had a valid driver’s license or why he slammed into the semi truck. It is also unknown whether the truck was legally parked.
Footage of the scene shows a crumpled white SUV and glass littering the road. Most of the front of the vehicle is gone and the door is detached.
Another car vs. semi accident took the life of an East Chicago man on Friday night. That accident happened around 10 p.m. on Friday when the 43-year-old man hit a semi emerging from a parking lot.
The semi truck driver reported suffering minor injuries. It is unclear whether the car driver was pronounced dead at the scene or a nearby hospital.
Authorities say that the car driver was intoxicated and speeding.