4 dead, including 6-year-old, in Rolling Meadows crash

A Jeep struck the back of a Ford Fiesta which was stopped on the right shoulder on Route 53 at Kirchoff Road, Illinois State Police said.

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Four people died in a crash Feb. 20, 2021, in Rolling Meadows.

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Four people were killed, including a 6-year-old boy, in a crash on Illinois Route 53 Saturday night in suburban Rolling Meadows.

A 32-year-old man was driving a 2018 Jeep about 11:30 p.m. on Route 53 when he struck the back of a Ford Fiesta which was stopped on the right shoulder at Kirchoff Road, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

The impact caused both cars to veer across all lanes before stopping on the left shoulder, state police said.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 45-year-old woman, and her three passengers, a 6-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy and a 47-year-old woman, were pronounced dead, state police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the 45-year-old woman as Stacie Harris of West Rogers Park, the 47-year-old woman as Herlanda Harris of Hermosa, and the 17-year-old boy as Jeremy Johnson of Schaumburg. The 6-year-old was identified as Jimarion Lamontae Harris.

The man driving the Jeep was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, state police said.

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