A woman killed in a crash that left seven other people injured last week on Lake Shore Drive near the Uptown neighborhood has been identified as a 42-year-old west suburban resident.
A Chevrolet was traveling south at 5:57 p.m. July 24 in the 4700 block of North Lake Shore Drive when it crossed the median into the northbound lanes. It then hit three other vehicles, according to Chicago Police, who said speed was believed to have been a factor in the crash as the driver tried to change lanes.
The Chevrolet’s driver, Griselda Esmerelda Recinos of Franklin Park, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Seven other people also were injured, six of whom were taken to hospitals for treatment, police and Chicago Fire Media said.
Three were initially in serious-to-critical condition, two at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and on at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Three others, including two pedestrians, were listed in fair-to-serious condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said. A seventh person refused medical treatment.
All lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed for several hours after the crash.