Man Killed, Brother Injured in Humboldt Park Car Crash

The crash happened in the 3500 block of West Division Street

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    The family of 24-year-old Ivan Miranda is praying for justice after he was killed and his brother was injured during a car crash in Humboldt Park. Michelle Relerford reports for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (Published Saturday, Nov 24, 2012)

    Police continue to search for the driver of vehicle that killed a 24-year-old man and seriously injured his 21-year-old brother Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

    "He was coming across and someone ate the red light and, right there on impact, they didn't even see him coming," said Alexis Miranda about his two brothers who were involved in the crash.

    Ivan Miranda, 24, had picked up his younger brother Jovanni and was driving him to work at Home Depot around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when the accident happened, the family said.

    The two men were hit by another vehicle in the 3500 block of West Division Street, police said.

    Ivan was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 6:16 a.m., according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

    "My brother's up there in peace, and I know he's watching out for me," said Gabriel Miranda, Ivan's twin brother. "He's a very good guy, he did nothing back always provided when we needed it."

    Jovanni was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, said police. The family said he is still recovering, but expected to be OK.

    A 25-year-old man, who was a passenger in the other car, was taken into police custody but then released, police said. The driver of the vehicle left it at the scene and fled.

    The driver's vehicle is in police possession. Police continue to search for the driver.