South Chicago man killed in Merrionette Park crash

The 22-year-old was involved in a crash around 6:40 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 119th Street.

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A man was killed in a crash in Merrionette Park.

A man was killed in a crash Oct. 28, 2019, in the 3000 block of West 119th Street in Merrionette Park.

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A man lost control of his vehicle Monday and fatally crashed into traffic in southwest suburban Merrionette Park.

The 22-year-old was driving westbound when he lost control after passing train tracks and skidded into oncoming traffic, striking a GMC Canyon, Merrionette Park police chief John Palcu said.

The crash happened about 6:40 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 119th Street.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Palcu said. They were the only occupants.

The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:48 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the South Chicago neighborhood.

An autopsy determined he died of injuries from the crash,the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

The other driver, 49, was treated and released, Palcu said. No citations were issued.

Illinois State Police were called to investigate the crash.

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