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Second Vehicle May Have Played Role In Fatal Single-Car Crash: Skokie Police

Skokie police say the white vehicle at the center of this surveillance image may have been involved in a fatal crash. (Skokie Police Dept.)

Skokie police say the white vehicle at the center of this surveillance image may have been involved in a fatal crash. (Skokie Police Dept.)

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SKOKIE, Ill. (STMW) – Police say a second driver may have played a role in the death of a 23-year-old Chicago man who was killed in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning in north suburban Skokie.

The fatal crash happened about 11 a.m. at 3850 Dempster St. A black 1996 Ford Mustang coupe, traveling westbound on Dempster, left the road and hit a tree in the parkway, a statement from Skokie police said.

John Khosho, of the 6700 block of North Artesian Avenue, was pronounced dead at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:41 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Khosho was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.

Police said it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but said the car’s air bag deployed upon impact.

Police say a white vehicle seen in the area at the time of the crash may be have been involved. They released surveillance video of the car of Friday, then later said they had identified the driver.

The crash is being investigated by the North Regional Major Crime Task Force Major Crash Assistance Team.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)