2 Victims Identified in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Stevenson - NBC Chicago

2 Victims Identified in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Stevenson

The drivers of both vehicles were killed in the collision



    Victims Identified in Fatal Wrong Way Crash

    A horrifying wrong way crash on the Stevenson left two people dead early Saturday morning, and police have identified the victims. 

    (Published Saturday, July 13, 2019)

    Two drivers killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 55 have been identified by the Illinois State Police.

    33-year-old Adelaido Torres and 57-year-old Imtiaz Baig of Chicago were pronounced dead Saturday morning after their cars collided on Interstate 55 near Kedzie Avenue, according to authorities.

    Police say that a preliminary investigation has revealed that a red Nissan, driven by Torres, was driving northbound on the southbound side of the interstate at approximately 4:25 a.m. when his vehicle struck a Toyota sedan, driven by Baig, near Kedzie Avenue.

    2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash

    Two people were killed and two others injured in a crash Saturday on I-55. NBC 5;'s Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Saturday, July 13, 2019)

    Both drivers were taken to area hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

    There were two passengers in the Toyota sedan, identified as a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman. Both victims were taken to an area hospital, where they are listed in critical condition.

    Authorities say it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. The highway remained closed for four hours as the investigation took place.

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