Officials Identify Construction Worker Killed in South Side Crash

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Officials Identify Construction Worker Killed in Crash

Todd Sherman/NBCChicago

The construction worker who was killed in a crash that injured three other people on the South Side Saturday morning has been identified, officials said.

Jose Tafoya, of the 1000 block of West 57th Avenue in Merrillville, Ind. was pronouned dead at the scene at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, the Cook Count Medical Examiner's office said.

The crash occurred about 4:18 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

Three other people who were inside the vehicle were also injured, police said. Two were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and another was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.The driver is among those hospitalized, and charges are pending against him, police said.

Police said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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