2nd Motorist Dies From Injuries In Car Crash

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (STMW) — A Glenview man died Monday afternoon, three days after a Northfield crash that also left a Chicago woman dead.

The crash happened Friday night at 2220 Willow Rd. in Northfield. Silvia Garcia, 22, of the 6400 block of N. Damen Ave., was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. at Evanston Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police said the woman was driving east on Willow Road when she drifted across the centerline into oncoming traffic.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 63-year-old man, was initially taken in critical condition to Evanston Hospital, a release from Northfield police said. Soo-Hurn Shin, of the 160 block of Princeton Lane in Glenview, was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital at 4:05 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Northfield police and the Major Crash Assistance Team — a joint operation of suburban police departments — are investigating.

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  • Billybob

    Another death on the hands of the people BLOCKING the widening and IMPROVING of Willow road. Congrats, now two dead people’s blood is on your hands!

  • Bill

    A wider road doesn’t discourage drifting by possible intoxication,texting,cellular phone problems etc.Roads don’t kill people,people kill people!

  • Bill S.

    You north suburban people need to learn how to drive. Come on down to Orland Park for lessons.

  • Man

    Bill S-that is the dumbest comment in the history of mankind. What an idiot.

  • E.D.

    Bill has said it, direct & to the point. People kill people. Cell phones, alcohol, drugs.. the influences that people just can’t say “NO” when operating a vehicle. The road width, number of lanes, stop lights, stop signs; none of these can ever predict or determine the human mind distracted. Driver everywhere are guilty, not only in the suburbs or the inner city. This is a nationwide problem.

  • Centurion

    So, the consensus is….DRUNK…HIGH…or Texting

    Let the voting begin.

    Centurion says…TEXTING.

  • JS

    The accident wasn’t caused because Willow is narrow road…
    The driver who drifted to the oncoming traffic was DRUNK and was excessively SPEEDING

  • Elena

    Seriously, what does widening roads do exactly? The speed limit is 35mph. That’s slow enough for any driver, who is paying attention to the road, to safely drive without causing any accidents. This tragedy was caused by a drunk driver who should not have been driving on the road in the first place.

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