Car Crashes into Church, Killing One

Two others involved in the accident were hospitalized

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Monday, Mar 7, 2011  |  Updated 7:17 AM CDT
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Car Crashes into Church, Killing One

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A 22-year-old man is dead and two other people were injured in an accident on the city's Near West Side early Sunday morning.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. and involved two vehicles on the 1900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

One of the vehicles struck a church and flipped over. The 22-year-old involved in the accident was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Two others, a male and a female, were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, both in good condition, police News Affairs Officer Daniel Sullivan said.

One of the drivers was cited for driving on a suspended license, according to Sullivan.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is Investigating.

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