A 13 year old Chicago boy was killed Saturday night following a deadly car accident in Hanover Park, IL. According to Illinois State Police Sgt. Michael Myhre, the car accident occurred when a minivan travelling west on the Elgin-O’Hare expressway lost control and left the roadway around 6:00 p.m. According to reports, a 13 year-old male passenger was ejected through the window of the vehicle during the crash. The boy was killed when the vehicle subsequently rolled over on top of him. The vehicle finally came to rest just east of the Lake Street exit on the Chicago expressway.
The driver of the minivan has been identified as 32 year-old Marissa Vega of the 2600 block of West Crystal Street in Chicago, IL. Police have identified Ms. Vega as the mother of the deceased boy. The vehicle passengers have been identified as 61 year-old Nimia Vega of the 3200 block of West Wabansia St. in Chicago; 33 year-old Victor Vega of the 2600 block of West Crystal St. in Chicago; and 53 year-old Antonio Flores of the 3200 block of West Wabansia St. The name of the deceased boy has not been released by Chicago police. All of the crash victims were taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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