1 Dead, 2 Injured In Crash At 63rd And Harlem

UPDATED 02/09/12 6:37 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was killed and two others were injured early Thursday in a crash on the cusp of the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the accident happened around 3:25 a.m. at 63rd Street and Harlem Avenue, on the boundary of Chicago and suburban Summit, police said.

It all started after a man ran a red light, police said. His vehicle went out of control at high speed, rolled over multiple times and slammed into another vehicle, police said.

The vehicles ended up on top of each other.

The man was dead at the scene and two other were injured, police said.

The occupants of the other vehicle were taken in critical condition, one to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and the other to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Summit Fire Lt. Eric Antrobus said. A third man refused treatment.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the man who was killed was 38 years old, and he was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 3:56 a.m. His identity was not being released early Thursday pending family notification.

Following the crash, Harlem Avenue was blocked at the scene, and 63rd Street was blocked in both directions just to the east of Harlem Avenue.

By 6:45 a.m., Harlem Avenue was back open in both directions, and eastbound 63rd Street was back open, but westbound 63rd Street remained closed.

The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit is investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Barbara Sehnke

    So where are the police cars and ambulances? They just left the cars in the middle of Harlem Avenue? Usually at any of these accidents there are more police, detectives, plain clothes cops, etc. than are necessary. Here? Nothing?

  • Afro

    The vehicles ended up on top of each other?

    Sorry CBS I have to question this, there were 2 vehicles and if they were stacked one had to be on the bottom. They both can’t be on top.

  • Columbo

    The accedent happened at 3:25 am the video was shot after 6 that’s why there no cops or ambulances.

  • Robert

    OMG thats my uncles car O:

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  • laura l

    this kid has been doing drugs for a long time im happy he only killed himself and noone else. im sure the toxicology is going to take up half a page. bryan d at least your at peace

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