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“Wrong-Way Driver” Accident Leads To Fatality In Logan Square

There was a fatal accident involving a “wrong-way driver” on Christmas Day in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

An SUV traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of North Pulaski Road struck a 2001 Volkswagon Golf. Although the driver of the Golf, a 25-year-old woman, tried to swerve to avoid the oncoming SUV, the SUV nonetheless struck the passenger side of the car around 4:45 a.m. The accident happened in the 2600 block of North Pulaski Road.

A passenger in the rear seat of the Golf, Obdulia Villalobos, 67, died after the accident. She was pronounced dead at 5:18 a.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The 25-year-old female driver of the Golf – said to be the daughter of Obdulia Villalobos – was also taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Another passenger in the car, a 25-year-old male, was not injured.


The SUV, a Blazer, fled the scene. The SUV and its driver were found in a different location by Chicago Police.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the December 25 CBS Chicago article titled “Woman Killed In Logan Square Traffic Crash” as well as the December 25 Chicago Tribune story titled “Crash claims life of woman in Logan Square.”

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