A retired Chicago Fire Department ambulance commander and his wife were killed in a high-speed, rollover crash early Sunday in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The crash happened about 1:20 a .m. in the 2100 block of East 103rd Street when a Chevy sedan traveling east at a high rate of speed hit a Cadillac going in the opposite direction. The Cadillac then struck a Buick and the Chevy struck the couple’s Jeep, which flipped onto its roof, according to Chicago Police and Fire departments.
Richard Biehl, a 63-year-old retired CFD ambulance commander, and his wife, 60-year-old Susan Biehl, were killed in the crash, according to the fire department and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Retired CFD Ambulance Commander Richard Biehl pic.twitter.com/5R2Ia96YOe— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) July 29, 2018
They lived in the Wrightwood neighborhood, the medical examiner’s office said.
The driver of the speeding Chevy, a 30-year-old man, was in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Three other people were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said.
The crash was believed to have been caused by a drunken driver who crossed into the wrong lane, the fire department said.