A 25-year-old woman has been charged with driving under the influence and causing a crash that left a person dead early Thursday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
A Kia and a Volkswagen collided shortly after 2 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Lake, according to Chicago Police. The crash caused both cars to strike a concrete support pillar under the CTA tracks.
A person in the Volkswagen, identified as 30-year-old Amaya Gomez of the Logan Square neighborhood, was taken to Norwegian American Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:26 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said the victim was a man, but the medical examiner’s office said Gomez’s gender was unknown.
Alicia Fields, the 25-year-old driver of the Kia, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, according to police.
Fields, of the East Garfield Park neighborhood, was later taken into custody and charged with one misdemeanor count of DUI alcohol and given a traffic citation for failure to reduce speed, police said.