The South Side Patch is reporting on a four car crash that took the life of Richard Biehl and his wife, Susan Biehl.
The retired Chicago firefighter died early Sunday morning. The accident scene was in South Deering on the 103rd Street Bridge.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:18 a.m. when a Chevy sedan was proceeding eastbound in the 2100 block of East 103rd Street at a high rate of speed. At this point the sedan struck a Cadillac moving westbound. The resulting wreck caused the Cadillac to strike a Buick. The Chevy sedan then hit a Jeep, the force turning they vehicle over on its roof
Authorities with the fire department are quoted as saying that the accident is thought to have been caused by an “intoxicated driver who went left of center” on the bridge, calling it a “senseless loss of life.”
The South Side Patch writes that ABC 7 Chicago said that the 30-year-old man driving the Chevy was received by the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
There is no word yet on the conditions or identities of any other victims. The accident investigation is presumed to be continuing and we will have more on this accident when it becomes available.
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