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High-Speed Fatal SUV Accident On Kennedy Expressway

There was a fatal vehicle accident early this morning on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway at Damen Avenue.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident involved a SUV (a Chevy Tahoe) that was was driving at a high rate of speed while traveling northbound on the Kennedy. At approximately 4:38 a.m., the SUV hit the center concrete median and flipped over.


The driver, Fidel Valladares, 26, of Chicago, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m.

Two adult male passengers were taken to Stroger Hospital; their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 18 Chicago Tribune article titled “SUV driver killed in Kennedy wreck” as well as the August 18 DNAInfo.com article titled “Man Killed in Expressway Crash Early Sunday.”

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