The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Franklin Lorenzo, 28, of south suburban Hazlecrest, was killed in a car crash caused by a wrong way driver.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:30 AM on Sunday. The location was on I-57 in south suburban Hazlecrest.
According to the Illinois State Police, a 22 year old Burlington, Colorado man was proceeding southbound in a pickup in the northbound lanes of I-57 when the accident occurred. Lorenzo was driving in the other, proper direction.
Lorenzo was pronounced dead at the scene. Charges against the Colorado man are pending. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. The wrong way driver received minor injuries.
The accident investigation is ongoing.
We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.
This is an update as of 04/25/2018. The driver of the wrong way vehicle has been identified and charged. He is 22 year old Grant Lyons and he has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide. Bail was set at $50,000 on Tuesday and his next court date is scheduled for May 14th in Markham.
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