A Chicago motorist was killed earlier this week on the city’s South Side after her vehicle caught fire. The tragedy occurred near the intersection of 63rd St. and Wallace in the Englewood neighborhood around 11:00 a.m. on September 5th. According to reports from a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson, the victim was heading east on 63rd St. when she struck a vehicle headed in the opposite direction. The fatal Chicago car accident occurred near the viaduct at Wallace St.
The vehicle being driven eastbound reportedly caught fire immediately following the accident and the driver was not able to escape the vehicle. The driver died as a result of the fire. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
A witness to the Chicago car accident, who was shopping at a nearby grocery store, reportedly heard a loud boom. Security personnel from the grocery store and responding police officers were not able to subdue the fire. The tragedy is still being investigated by local authorities.
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