Driver Killed In Eisenhower Rollover Crash

UPDATED 08/05/11 12:58 p.m.

OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A teenage driver was killed in a crash early Friday on the Eisenhower Expressway, near the border between Chicago and Oak Park.

The single-vehicle rollover crash happened just before 4 a.m. on the outbound Eisenhower just west of Austin Boulevard, Illinois State Police said.

Atef Naser, 18, of Bridgeveiw, was heading west on the Eisenhower when he lost control and the 2003 ML 350 hit the left median wall and flipped, according to Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. Mike Witt.

Naser, 18, of Bridgeview, was ejected and dead on the scene, according to Witt. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office was notified of the death, but had no further details immediately.

“Unfortunately, he was not wearing a seatbelt,’’ said Witt.

Speed may have played a factor in the wreck and no one else was inside the car, said Witt.

All outbound lanes were blocked for hours after the accident as crews investigated, but inbound lanes remained open. Outbound traffic was diverted off the expressway at Central Avenue.

CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports by 6 a.m., the right shoulder was back open. But the expressway was backed up solid all the way to Independence Boulevard.

This is the second fatal crash during the morning rush on an area expressway in as many days. Early on Thursday morning, Giuseppe Lasorella, 29, of Palos Hills, was killed when he car slammed into a five-axle dump truck on the inbound Stevenson Expressway near Central Avenue.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Carol

    To his family: I am sooo sorrry for your lose. Stay strong.

  • Oak Park Resident

    I live at Harrison & Austin and this happened right behind my house. The impact of the crash woke me out of my sleep. I stood outside and watched from the alley that runs along the expressway in complete disbelief. That is the saddest thing I have ever witnessed. My prayers go out to the family of this young man. I can only hope that he did not suffer. I can say that there were two motorist that stayed with him until the police arrived on the scene. God Bless your family and PLEASE wear your seat belts!

  • Jim P

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Vito

    I am the young man’s uncle. To the oak park resident that commented above: please contact me via e-mail , I have some questions about the incident , and I would highly appreciate If you can contact me. My email is

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