Man Killed, Three Injured In I-57 Rollover
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Updated 09/17/11 – 11:52 a.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) – A 24-year-old Chicago motorist was cited with DUI following a fatal wreck that left a South Holland man dead early Saturday on Interstate 57 in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Keith Albert Green, of Chicago, was cited with DUI, according to Illinois State Police District Chicago Trooper Jasen Woo. Further charges are possible, according to Woo.
Woo said Green and three others including a man identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Andre D. Jelk, 24, of 16707 Clyde Ave. in South Holland, were ejected from the car when it crashed. None of the occupants were wearing seat belts.
About 12:45 a.m. the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora was traveling northbound at a “high rate of speed” when it lost control and hit a light pole on the right embankment, rolled over onto the embankment and ejected the four male occupants, Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. Joe Stangl said.
Three people, in serious to critical condition, were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. Jelk was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Woo said the other two men who were in the car are 20 and 24.
An EMS Plan I response, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called by the Chicago Fire Department.
Inbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews investigated the single-vehicle crash. At about 7:45 a.m. inbound lanes and the 111th Street ramp reopened.
An autopsy for Jelk is scheduled for Sunday.
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