Fatal Car Accident On I57

September 17, 2011, by

One person is dead and three others seriously injured in a car accident that occurred on I57 (Illinois Interstate 57) this morning.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of today titled "South Holland man dead, 3 injured in Interstate 57 crash at 111th Street" :

The car took an S-curve north of 111th Street at a "high rate of speed" and rolled over after hitting a light pole, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Joe Stangl said.

Andre Jelk, 24, of the 16700 block of Clyde Avenue in South Holland, died in the accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Stangl said police noticed a strong alcoholic odor on the breath of the driver, who survived, and charges are pending.

The driver and two others were transported in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The three survivors weren't identified by police.


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