Police are looking into whether a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel when the car he and a 22-year-old man were in crashed into a support beam in the North Lawndale neighborhood early Sunday, leaving the boy injured and the man dead.
The two were in a 4-door Saturn that crashed into a viaduct support beam in the 1000 block of South Francisco Avenue about 3:15 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.
The 22-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, Perez said. A 14-year-old boy was also hurt in the crash and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in “stable” condition.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the police Major Accident Investigation Unit, which is looking into the possibility that the 14-year-old may have been behind the wheel at the time of the crash, police said.