An alcohol related car accident claimed the life of a South Side woman early last Saturday morning on Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway. The two vehicle car crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the busy Chicago expressway near the Halsted street exit around 1:50 a.m. According to an Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper, the accident was caused by a wrong way driver travelling south in the northbound lanes. The head-on collision claimed the life of one woman and injured two others. The Chicago Fire Department was called out to the scene of the accident where they reportedly had to extricate the victim from a severly damaged car.
Reports indicate that the victim, Margaret Nwake of 6969 N. Ashland Ave., was a passenger in the vehicle when it collided with the wrong way driver. Nwake was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital around 2:49 a.m. by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The driver of the wrong way vehicle that caused the accident remains in custody as of Saturday but has yet to be charged. The Illinois State Police are investigating the fatal accident.
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