Updated 10/06/14 – 3:46 p.m.
OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) — Two nuns and an elderly man were killed Sunday, when the man ran a red light, and plowed into cars stopped in the oncoming lanes in Oak Lawn. Eleven other people were injured in the wreck, two of them critically.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports the pickup truck driver was speeding before he smashed into ten vehicles stopped at a red light at 95th Street and Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Oak Lawn police Division Chief Randy Palmer said the man “was driving at a high rate of speed, traveling westbound on 95th street. As the vehicle approached the traffic light at 95th Street and Cicero Avenue, the light was red for westbound traffic. The speeding vehicle then crossed over into the eastbound lanes, went through the intersection, striking several cars.”