A retired Chicago Fire Department ambulance commander and his wife were killed in a high speed, rollover crash early Sunday in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The crash happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 2100 block of East 103rd Street when a Chevy sedan traveling at a high rate of speed east hit a Cadillac going in the opposite direction. The Cadillac then struck a Buick and the Chevy struck a Jeep, which then flipped onto its roof, police said.
Retired CFD ambulance commander Richard Biehl and his wife, Susan, were killed in the crash, according to the fire department.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office did not immediately released details about the fatalities.
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The driver of the speeding Chevy, a 30-year-old man, was in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.
The crash was believed to have been caused by a drunken driver who crossed into the wrong lane, according to the fire department.
Three other victims of the crash were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.