1 Dead In I-90 Rollover Crash

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) – Alcohol may have played a role in the death of a man killed in a rollover crash early Saturday on the I-90 expressway in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.

A 1999 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on the I-90 expressway near the Arlington Heights Road exit at 4:30 a.m. when the car went into a ditch and rolled over, according to a Illinois State Police District 15 Master Sergeant.

An occupant of the vehicle identified as Christopher Vega, 20, of the 1100 block of Meadow Lane in Hoffman Estates was pronounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Neither of the two occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts, state police said. Alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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  • steve

    Drinking and driving. Brilliant.

    • 2Cents

      Please keep your comments to yourself. This young man was known through out the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates areas. Everyone makes mistakes and he has paid the price of the driver. Chris’ parents will forever feel the pain of losing their child.
      R.I.P Chris Vega.

  • Sean

    Darwin at work.

  • Joe

    Keep your smart comments to yourself. You may not drink and drive but if you drink I’m sure you do plenty of other stupid things. That is exactly why I don’t we tolerate it as a society its no different then any other drugs. Every single drug has a side effect even aspirin. So whats your point with your useless remark?? Aside from that they say may!! have been so don’t assume ahole!!

    • tom

      I think you need to go back to a Chicago Public School and take a grammer class.

  • Joe

    Tom, go fall in a ditch

  • alex rojas

    Christopher Vega was a good friend i hate to see my buddy gone r.i.p

  • alex rojas

    Christopher Vega was a good friend i hate to see my buddy gone est in peace

  • Mike

    Smart…..thats why kids shouldnt have there licenses until 21…..Drinking and driving what a stupid thing to do.

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