Holiday Weekend Brings String of Accidents

In the city that is known as one of the worst for Thanksgiving travel, the holiday weekend brought a number of deadly accidents in and around Chicago.

A woman was killed and two others, including a two-year-old, were injured in a single-vehicle accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway around 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police, the car crashed into a wall in the northbound express lanes of I-94 at 31stStreet.

All three passengers in the vehicle were transported to the hospital where the woman was later pronounced dead. The toddler and the man who was driving suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have stated that alcohol was involved in the accident and that the male driver has been charged with driving under the influence.

Later that day, three teenagers were killed in an auto accident in unincorporated McHenry. According to authorities, the teens were traveling south in the 1300 block of South Lily Lake Road in a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro around 2 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the road after a curve. The vehicle collided with several trees before coming to a stop in a ravine.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The owner of the vehicle was transported to Centegra Hospital in McHenry and pronounced dead. The local sheriffs office says that the cause of the crash remains unknown as the investigation is ongoing. All three teens were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Saturday afternoon, a crash in the Bronzeville neighborhood injured five people including a child who suffered severe injuries. The crash occurred at 48th Street and Indiana Avenue when a Honda Odyssey disobeyed a stop sign and crashed into a Lexus, injuring the five people. Citations were issued for disobeying a stop sign and for improperly restraining a child.

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