DUI charges filed in Chicago area auto accident that killed 2 passengers

The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that aggravated DUI charges have been filed against a Chicago resident for his role in a deadly car accident that occurred just after 2:00 a.m. in Park Ridge, Illinois on Sunday morning. A man and a woman were killed in the Chicago area car crash. Four others were injured.

The collision happened at Oak Street and Riverside Drive, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Emergency workers rushed to the crash site and found two vehicles. One car was heavily damaged with one person inside and another vehicle was damaged and came to rest 75 feet from the intersection with 5 people inside. All six of the injured were taken by ambulance to area hospitals by the Park Ridge Fire Department and three other assisting fire departments.

The victims were a 25-year-old man from Des Plaines and a 37-year-old woman from Morton Grove, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. Both were passengers in a Mercedes that was traveling eastbound on Oakton when it collided with a northbound Nissan that was on Riverside.

The Park Ridge Police Department Major Crash Unit is investigating the accident. There has not been a fatal car crash in Park Ridge since May 14, 2009, according to the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate.

The Daily Herald stated that autopsies were scheduled for Monday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Click here to see an accident photo provided by ABC News.

More car accidents happen on Saturday and Sunday morning between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. than any other time of the week. It is by far the most dangerous time to drive. Many of the crashes involve drugs and/or alcohol.

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