2 Women Killed In Accident Near Crete

CRETE TOWNSHIP (STMW) — Two young women were killed in a Sunday afternoon crash in an unincorporated area near south suburban Crete, police said.

A 23-year-old University Park man was driving on East Bemes Road and crashed into a tree at 3059 E. Bemes Rd. about 12:05 p.m., Will County Sheriff’s police spokesman Ken Kaupas said.

Witnesses told police the eastbound vehicle left the road and struck a tree on the passenger’s side after cresting a hill, Kaupas said.

A 21-year-old woman was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. Another 21-year-old woman was extricated from the vehicle and taken to St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer, Ind., where she was pronounced dead, Kaupas said.

The identities of the women are not being released pending family notification, but one woman was from Park Forest and another from Cedar Lake, Ind.

The motorist was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Center in Olympia Fields, Kaupas said.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, and witnesses told police the vehicle did not appear to be traveling at an excessive rate of speed, Kaupas said. Police are investigating if ice or snow were a contributing factor.

Bemes Road was closed during the investigation, but had been reopened as of 5 p.m.

Will County Sheriff’s police and the Will County Coroner’s office are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • April cardosi

    My precious child, Cheyenne, this is momma trying to make it through this without you. There are some very strong women from your family up there in heaven awaiting you with open arms. Honey, child, God in heaven must have wanted the most beautiful angel of all by his side, because he came down and collected your beautiful soul. But by God all mighty, I can not and will not bring myself to say good bye, my beautiful baby girl, I gave you life and this is not how life is supposed to go.

    • Laura

      I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. You are in my thoughts.

    • sherri

      ohh mom I am soo sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and I will pray your strength

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    • Timothy McGrath

      yes it does

  • Teresa Derat

    I am Teresa Derat you don’t know me but I am very sorry for your lost I will pray for you and your family.

  • denise staniec

    so very sorry for your loss…….my 18 year old son alex was killed in a accident 9-24-10…..ii know how devastating this is for you and your friends and family…..my prayers go out to you…….denise staniec

  • staceymaulsby@hotmail.com

    I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • James Kay

    I am so very sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers.

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