CHICAGO (CBS) — Police say an Evergreen Park man fell asleep at the wheel on the Bishop Ford Freeway, and it cost him his life.
Carlton Brown, 42, of the 9600 block of South Utica Avenue in Evergreen Park, was pronounced dead at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday at Roseland Community Hospital following the crash, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The one-vehicle crash happened about 11:38 p.m. Tuesday on the freeway (I-94) near 115th Street, Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. Joe Stangl said.
The vehicle was traveling northbound on a ramp at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, drove onto an embankment and struck a tree, Stangl said. He is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Brown had no passengers.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.