Fatal Berwyn Crash Involving “Head-On Collision”

There are various types of car accidents that tend to typically lead to serious, if not life-threatening, injuries.  Among these types of vehicle accidents that frequently cause serious harm are “head-on collisions.”  These crashes typically cause vehicle occupants to be subject to a very high degree of force, and these great forces cause a substantial degree of physical trauma.  Various aspects of “head-on collisions” are further discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ In Cook County” page.

There was a fatal car crash early Tuesday (March 6, 2018) morning in Berwyn.  According to Berwyn Police the accident involved a car crossing the center line and colliding with another car in a “head-on collision.”

The collision occurred near Ogden and Ridgeland Avenues at approximately 3:00 a.m.  At that time, a Pontiac being driven by Mayra Rivera, 25, was traveling westbound on Ogden.  A Nissan being driven by a 29-year-old man was heading eastbound and the Nissan crossed the center line for a currently undetermined reason.  A collision occurred between the Nissan and Pontiac.

Mayra Rivera died at the accident scene.

An excerpt regarding the fatal crash, from the March 6, 2018 fox32chicago.com article (with video) titled “Single mom killed in violent suburban crash“:

So far, police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

“A horrific accident. Terrible, tragic. I saw the pictures, too. It was definitely a high rate of speed. We have an accident reconstructionist working on reconstructing the accident. Hopefully we’ll have an exact or approximate speed,” said Berwyn Police Chief Michael Cimaglia.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan were taken to hospitals for medical treatment of their accident injuries.

Charges are reported to be pending.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Berwyn collision can be seen in a variety of articles, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 7 abc7chicago.com article (with video and remembrances) titled “Single mother, 25, killed in head-on crash in Berwyn.”)


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