Man dies 6 days after Des Plaines crash

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A man died Wednesday morning, nearly a week after he was injured in a crash in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

Gus Stergios, 73, was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander south on Rand Road about 6:50 p.m. on May 10 when he tried to make a left turn onto eastbound Dempster Street, according to Des Plaines police. The Highlander was then hit by a 2016 Audi SQ5 that was heading west on Rand.

Stergios, who lived in Mount Prospect, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy found he died from his injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

Before his death, Stergios was cited for failure to yield while turning left, police said. Both vehicles had to be towed after the crash.

There were two passengers in the Highlander at the time of the crash, a 48-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman, police said. The only occupant of the Audi was the driver, a 35-year-old man. All three people were taken to Lutheran General or to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, but none of their injuries was serious.

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