Fatal Cicero Accident Followed Road-Rage Incident: Police

CICERO, Ill. (STMW) — A crash between a car and a semi truck in Cicero that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man over the weekend is thought to have stemmed from a road rage incident, according to police.

Police say the man was either the victim or was involved in a road rage incident.
The crash happened just after noon Sunday at 34th Street and Cicero Avenue in the west suburb, Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania said.
According to Hanania, police said that Janusz Stasik, 22, of Stickney, was engaged by a driver in another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident. Stasik stopped his car, a 1999 Mazda Protégé, on Cicero Avenue when the unknown driver of another passenger vehicle who was in front of him stopped his car on Cicero, Hanania said.
The unknown driver got out of his car and walked back toward Stasik’s vehicle, witnesses said. Stasik then tried to escape by moving his car away, when it was struck on the driver’s side by the truck.
Stasik was killed instantly, Hanania said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:04 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
No charges were filed against the driver of the semi truck, a 30-year-old man from Hammond, Ind.

An autopsy on Monday found Stasik died of craniocerebral injuries and multiple injuries, and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

There are two witnesses in the case and police are trying to identify the unknown driver, who immediately fled the scene when Stasik’s car was struck by the semi truck.

Witnesses told police the other car involved in the incident is a silver or gray Chrysler. Cicero police are reviewing video tapes from nearby businesses to see if they can identify the car owner and are searching for the driver of the other car.

Cicero police are urging anyone who may have seen the accident or who was driving on Cicero Avenue to contact them, at (708) 652-2130.

  • A Alfa Plumbing

    If the “other driver” didn’t do anything wrong he wouldn’t have fled the scene!

    • Devin A Hooks


  • thomas

    cenceled wepons might have help here. not in the social republic of ill. Illinois has taken away your right to defend yourself under the US CONSTITUTION……The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.


  • Thug hater

    The driver of the other car instigated it. In response to “Fast Ed”…have you ever driven through that neighborhood? Nothing but thugs and low middle class individuals who like to shoe their powers through their fighting abilities. It’s another Inglewood. The street cameras on each corner should be your first clue that the area is not safe. He probably wanted to show the driver killed who’s boss and who has power on the road in that area. I’ve driven through the neighborhood and it is a nightmare. Let me ask you this, why would he flee the scene if he did nothing wrong. As for Police, they should not only be viewing videos from local businesses, but also from the street police cameras.



  • Gabe

    I know nobody is gonna walk to my car and start something, I simply run their ass over and then report the attempted assault on my precious body. It’s very easy people don’t get assaulted in the city. This is the only way to deal with these road raging animals.

  • moni

    Rest in Peace Jason :(

    • nik

      where is the funeral??

  • holy

    God please bless his soul

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