A Chicago auto accident that occurred on the South Side on Friday around 2 PM has resulted in the death two passengers and the 32-year-old female driver being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. The crash occurred when the driver of an Oldsmobile Achieva reportedly ran a stop sign while moving eastbound on W. 111th St. in the Roseland neighborhood. The vehicle then crossed the centerline to go around another vehicle, loss control and struck a tree. The Oldsmobile then flipped on its side, hit a light pole and then finally came to a stop.
The victims were 13-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman, who were both riding in the backseat. They both died at the scene of the Chicago accident, according to a fire Department spokesperson.
The at fault driver was reportedly treated at an area hospital for minor injuries and then released. Another passenger also sustained minor injuries.
The driver, a South side resident, has been given a traffic court date of December 14. The Chicago Police Department’s investigation is reportedly ongoing. Due to the fatalities, it is very possible that the criminal charges could be upgraded to felonies.
Read the story as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times here. They are reporting that two additional women, ages 37 and 25, were taken by ambulance to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.