A popular Chicago DJ was swerving in and out of traffic at speeds over 90 mph before he drunkenly crashed his car on Lake Shore Drive near Lincoln Park Zoo on Monday, killing his 37-year-old passenger, authorities said.
A man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a fatal rollover crash that occurred on Lake Shore Drive near the Lincoln Park Zoo early Monday, police said.
Charges are pending against the driver of a car that veered off Lake Shore Drive and crashed on top of a frozen pond near Lincoln Park Zoo early Monday, leaving a passenger dead.
A speeding car was heading east on Madison Street about 2:30 a.m. when it struck a van near Keeler Avenue, police said. The car then struck another car and a fire hydrant before hitting a building.
At 10:46 a.m., police responded to a call of a person waving a gun from a vehicle near the intersection of South and Lillian streets, according to a statement from the Elgin police department. Officers soon located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped away from the scene and blew multiple traffic lights.
Four airport employees were injured in a crash on a service road at O’Hare International Airport early Monday. The two-car crash happened about 12:25 a.m. on the north side of the airport property, according to police and fire officials.
Jose Estrada, 24, faces two felony counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death, two misdemeanor DUI counts, and one citation for failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.
A wrong-way driver’s van and two other vehicles crashed at 4:40 a.m. in the inbound lanes of I-290 at the Des Plaines exit, according to Illinois State Police. The wrong-way driver was charged with DUI and additional charges were pending against him, Illinois State Police said.
Both crashes occurred after 7 p.m. at Blarney Island, which is part of the Chain O’Lakes waterway system and located one mile off shore, according to the island’s website.
An Indiana trucker driving for UPS was killed and a Chicago trucker ticketed following a fatal three-truck crash on the Borman Expressway in northwest Indiana early Friday.
The officers were responding to a call about 10:45 p.m. and driving southbound with emergency lights on in the 2000 block of North Western Avenue when the squad car crashed into another vehicle driving westbound on Armitage Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
A high school teacher has sued the city, alleging “careless” design of the lakefront bike trail caused her to crash her bicycle earlier this year, leaving her partially paralyzed.
One person was injured in a rollover crash involving an SUV and a truck early Wednesday on the Kennedy Expressway in the Logan Square neighborhood.
An 18-year-old north suburban woman who police said may have been texting while driving was killed Tuesday in a crash with a semi truck on the Indiana Toll Road.
The man was driving south about 2:45 a.m. when his vehicle crashed into a parked car, which then crashed into several other cars in the 9900 block of South State Street, police said, citing preliminary information.
Sandra J. Saatkamp, 61, was involved in a crash near Western Avenue and Lincoln Highway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jason Rayford, 30, is charged with reckless homicide and misdemeanor domestic battery. Rayford was the passenger in a vehicle that fatally struck 24-year-old Eddie Fuentes on Sunday. Rayford began fighting with the woman driving the vehicle and striking her, then pulled on the steering wheel, causing her to lose control.
About 7 p.m., a Honda Accord and Jeep Grand Cherokee were involved in a crash in the northbound lanes of I-55 near Route 52, according to a statement from Illinois State Police. A Honda Accord, trying to avoid the crash, then struck a motorist from the previous crash who was outside their vehicle.
A driver was killed early Monday, when he crashed on Lake Shore Drive, while driving the wrong way. Police said they suspect alcohol might have been a factor when a 26-year-old man drove his Nissan Sentra south in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive, and hit two other cars near 40th Street around 2:40 a.m.
Officers saw someone open fire and enter a vehicle about 9:45 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The chase ended when the suspect crashed into a vehicle, then into a tree in the 9200 block of South Jeffery Boulevard.