The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Bernard Sturden, 68, of Chicago, died Wednesday morning as the result of a two vehicle car accident.
The accident occurred in northwest suburban Evergreen Park, at 87th Street and Kenzie Avenue.
Authorities say Quincy Smith, 20, also of Chicago, committed numerous violations in regard to the accident. He has been cited for disobeying a traffic control device, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, having no insurance and damaging village property.
The initial investigation shows that at approximately 5:00 AM, Sturden was attempting to turn left from 87th Street to head south on Kedzie Avenue. At this point his vehicle was hit by an SUV driven east on 87th Street by Smith.
Sturden was first received by Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, however, he was then transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is quoted as saying Sturden died at 10:47 AM Wednesday morning.
Police say no one else was injured in the crash.
All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by this loss of life. Nothing can console the friends and families affected by such a terrible tragedy. We send condolences to all those involved.
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