DeAngelo King Killed in Car Crash With Semi-Truck At Joe Orr Road...

DeAngelo King Killed in Car Crash With Semi-Truck At Joe Orr Road and West End Avenue in Chicago Heights


A man’s life was claimed yesterday in a three vehicle crash in south suburban Chicago Heights. One vehicle was a semi-truck.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that DeAngelo King, 27, died after three vehicles collided at Joe Orr Road and West End Avenue at approximately 5:10 PM.

Authorities say King was driving a Kia Sportage. The reasons behind the wreck are still being investigated, however, King was received by St. James Hospital where he expired at 7:21 AM.

Another victim of the crash, a 38 year old Lynwood woman, was also taken to St. James for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck, a Homewood resident, was sent to the hospital for neck and back concerns.

We will have more information on this as it becomes available.

All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by this loss of life. Nothing can console the friends and family affected by such a terrible tragedy. We send condolences to all those involved.

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