Fatal Car Crash On Golf Road In Morton Grove

There was a fatal car crash Friday night (August 26, 2016) in Morton Grove.  One woman was killed during the crash and another person was injured.  The crash is considered a “hit & run” accident as one car’s occupants fled the accident scene.

According to Morton Grove Police, the accident happened near the intersection of Golf Road and Ozanam Avenue.

Details regarding the accident appear to be somewhat limited at this time.

At 11:30 p.m., according to witness accounts, a black car traveling at a high rate of speed (approximately 100 miles per hour according to an August 28 Chicago Tribune article) that may have been “street racing” with another vehicle struck a SUV.  The SUV was heavily damaged as a result of the crash.

The occupants of the SUV included Denise Cavada, 49, of Chicago.  She was killed during the crash.  There was another person involved in the crash who was taken to a local hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

The occupants of the black car fled the accident scene on foot.  Two passengers of that car were taken into custody.

An excerpt from the August 27, 2016 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Police Search For Driver After Deadly Hit-and-Run in North Suburban Morton Grove“:

Other residents said some drivers travel at high rates of speed at night along that particular stretch of road, making for potentially dangerous, and in the case of Friday’s crash, fatal situations.

Those with information regarding this fatal crash are asked to contact the Morton Grove Police Department at (847) 470-5200.

Additional details regarding this fatal collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above as well as the August 26 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Woman, 49, killed in Morton Grove hit-and-run crash.”


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