18-year-old Chicago man killed in Des Plaines crash

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An 18-year-old Chicago man was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in northwest suburban Des Plaines that also left a 15-year-old critically injured.

The crash happened at Golf Road and College Drive about 4:40 p.m., Des Plaines Deputy Police Chief Nick Treantafeles said.

A vehicle with three people inside was eastbound on Golf Road and tried making a left turn in front of another car onto College Drive, where it was broadsided, Treantafeles said.

A passenger in the vehicle turning left, 18-year-old Michael Polder, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead at 5:34 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Polder lived in the 5100 block of North Menard in Chicago, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Two other people in the vehicle with Polder, a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, were also hurt, the 15-year-old critically.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 43-year-old man, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Treantafeles said.

Treantafeles said there is no indication drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

Police are reconstructing the scene, and the crash remains under investigation as of Tuesday afternoon.

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