A fatal Chicago car accident left one 18 year old dead on Chicago’s Edens Expressway late Wednesday night. The three car collision occurred in the northbound lanes just north of Peterson Avenue at about 11:12 p.m. According to Illinois State Police Sgt. Richard Decker, a wrong way Honda driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes struck a northbound 2004 Acura head-on and sideswiped a 2004 Subaru. The teenage Honda driver, later identified as Michael Adam of the 3700 block of North Park Avenue in Chicago, was reported dead on the scene by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The driver of the Acura was taken to an unidentified hospital suffering a broken tailbone. The Subaru driver reportedly refused treatment following the accident. None of the vehicles involved in the collision carried passengers.
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Todd Borisy reports that his office received several calls regarding a wrong way vehicle on the high volume Chicago expressway prior to the accident. Borisy said police are unsure as to the reason Adams was driving in the wrong lanes adding that alcohol is not considered a factor. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death accidental. Northbound lanes were closed after the accident until about 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
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