Family of Man Rammed Off Road, Killed Seeks Closure

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Saturday, Mar 9, 2013  |  Updated 5:24 PM CDT
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Corey Owens was killed Saturday after a car he was in was rammed off the road, falling onto Interstate 57 Chicago's South Side, officials said.

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A man was killed Saturday after a car he was in was rammed off the road, falling onto Interstate 57 Chicago's South Side, officials said.

The accident occured around 1:30 a.m. near 100th Street and South Racine Avenue when an SUV rammed a Dodge Stratus, sending it airborn through a fence, down a steep embankment and onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 57. 

The 31-year-old driver of the Stratus, Corey Owens was reportedly ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Others involved in the crash fled the scene, police said.

Owens' family reportedly learned of his death from an anonymous phone call, according to Owens' father Gregory Young.

Young said he hopes the driver comes forward as many details of the accident remain unanswered.

 

“Whoever was driving, just turn yourself in so we can get some closure,” he said. "If it was an accident, it was an accident."

Owens was the oldest of six children and the father of two daughters. The family said he had plans to return to school. 

Whether Owens was an intended target or just an accident is unclear and the incident remains under investigation, police said.

 

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