No Charges Filed in Fatal Garbage Truck Crash

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    James Murray

    Charges will not be filed against the driver of a Skokie garbage truck that collided with a car in Glenview last month, killing the occupant.

    The Glenview Police Department issued a news release Friday stating that no criminal charges or traffic citation will be filed in the case.

    The truck was driving north on Harlem Avenue on Oct. 15 when it hit a car, which was traveling east on Harrison Street in the northern suburb.

    Both vehicles caught fire, and all three people in the car were killed.

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    Witnesses describe the scene of a deadly accident in a Glenview intersection.

    A lawsuit has been filed against the village of Skokie on behalf of one of three women killed in the crash.

    The complaint alleges the truck driver was negligent for driving too fast for conditions and did not keep a proper look out for vehicles.

    Skokie officials claimed after the crash that the garbage truck had the right of way and entered the intersection at the same time the car ran a two-way stop sign.