CHICAGO (STMW) — An Orland Park firefighter died in a traffic crash Sunday morning on Interstate 57 in south suburban Matteson.
Wesley Peak, 36, was driving north on I-57 when he was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash, officials said.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Shot In Calumet Heights
Peak, of the 200 block of Marquette Place in Manteno, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office and the Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki. He was a seven year veteran of the fire department, Brucki said.READ MORE: At Least 5 People Killed, 17 Wounded So Far In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 3-Year-Old Boy Among Survivors
“[Peak] touched so many lives in a positive way; it is equally heartbreaking to the organization as it is on his family,” Brucki said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest
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