A Chicago car accident left one woman dead and two men injured yesterday afternoon on the city’s northwest side. The accident occurred near in the 5600 block of W. Devon Ave. around 2:46 p.m. According to reports, the deadly Chicago car crash was initiated when a driver heading westbound on Devon crossed the center lane into eastbound traffic and collided with two other vehicles. The wrong way driver, a 26 year old resident of Plainfield, IL, was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic colliding head-on with a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis taxicab. The Toyota was severed in half as a result of the collision while the taxicab burst into flames. A 1990 Toyota Corolla was also involved in the Illinois car accident.
The driver of the 2005 Corolla was ejected from her vehicle as a result of the collision. She was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash. The drivers of the taxi and the 1990 Toyota Corolla were taken in serious to critical condition to Advocate General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, according to a Fire Department Spokesman. Investigation of the accident temporarily closed Devon Ave. between Milwaukee and Caldwell avenues in the Caldwell Woods Forest Preserve. No citations have been issued in relation to the deadly crash and the matter remains under investigation by area authorities.
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