A Chicago, Illinois car crash left 5 people dead on the Eisenhower Expressway on October 28, 2007. A 29 year old man driving a Volvo was speeding down the highway in the wrong direction and crashed head on with an oncoming car. The auto accident resulted in a fireball explosion and instantly killed the 4 occupants of the car.
The Volvo driver was identified as Frederick Sy, 29, of Chicago, Illinois. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The occupants of the other car, a BMW, were badly burned and not immediately identified. Dental records are needed to identify the driver and 3 passengers. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has released the identity of one occupant of the BMW as Martha Gonzalez, 24. Frida Perez, 27, and Luis Munoz, 30, were also in the car according to family and friends.
The Illinois State Police are not sure why the driver entered the expressway going the wrong direction. Some witnesses estimate the Volvo was traveling around 100 mph, but Illinois State Police investigators have not yet made a final determination of speed.
Frederick Sy was a graduate of Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois and was a licensed physical therapist employed at the River Grove branch of AthletiCo.