2 dead after car strikes deer, is rear-ended on Jane Addams Tollway

The victims — a boy, 15, and a woman, 51 — were in a westbound Pontiac at Route 59 near Hoffman Estates.

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Two passengers died after their car hit a deer and was rear-ended by an SUV early Monday on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

The victims — a boy, 15, and a woman, 51 — were in a westbound Pontiac on Interstate 90 east of Route 59 near Hoffman Estates, according to Illinois State Police.

The Pontiac hit a deer in the road around 1:45 a.m. and began to slow down, at which point the Pontiac was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Blazer, state police said.

Both passengers in the Pontiac was taken to hospitals and pronounced dead, state police said.

The boy was identified as Carlos Fajardo, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was identified as Leticia Morales.

The drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized with serious injuries, state police said.

No charges or citations have been filed.

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