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Fatal Car Collision In Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Neighborhood

There was a fatal car accident Wednesday (July 30, 2014) in Chicago’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

The accident happened at approximately 11:13 a.m., as a car, which allegedly was traveling at a high rate of speed, drove through a red light at Berwyn Avenue and Sheridan Road, and then swerved into a parking lane in order to pass a CTA bus that had stopped. The car then struck two people, as well as struck two parked cars, one of which then struck the CTA bus.

One of the two people struck died. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, a man identified as Frank Kiley, 71, of Chicago, died at the accident scene.

The driver of the car was identified as Vladimir Tsemakhman, 58, of Chicago. He was hospitalized with injuries. He has been charged with reckless homicide.


An excerpt from the August 1, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Edgewater Beach accident,” quoting Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack:

“The defendant made no effort to slow down or brake before striking the victims,” Mack said.

Four other people were also injured and hospitalized.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the July 31 Chicago Tribune article titled “Charges pending against driver in fatal Edgewater Beach crash” as well as the July 30 CBS Chicago article titled “One Dead, Three Hurt In Bus Crash In Edgewater.”

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