Hickory Hills Car Accident Results In Four Fatalities

A Hickory Hills car accident resulted in four people being fatally injured.  This Hickory Hills accident also injured two others.  The crash involved a single vehicle.

This accident is being attributed to a loss of vehicle control.  Loss of vehicle control remains one of the leading causes of serious vehicle accidents.  Loss of vehicle control is further discussed on the “Cook County Loss Of Control Accidents” page.

The NBC Chicago article of July 19, 2021, titled “Driver charged in Hickory Hills Crash That Killed Four Teenagers.”  An excerpt from the article:

The 17-year old-driver of a vehicle that crashed Saturday afternoon in Hickory Hills, resulting in the deaths of four teenagers, has been charged with reckless homicide and traffic citations, police said Monday.

According to Hickory Hills police, the driver, who is a minor and has not been named, was driving a 2008 Mercedes SUV at about 2:24 p.m. Saturday “at an extremely high rate of speed, in what we believe was an attempt to go airborne over the crest of the hill at 86th Avenue.”

“After travelling through the intersection at 86th Avenue, the vehicle did go airborne, as described by a witness,” police said in a statement. “The vehicle then struck a large tree on the north side of 89th Street and the vehicle split in half.”

All six people in the vehicle were from Justice, Illinois.  Of the four killed, two were pronounced dead at the accident scene.  Two occupants passed away after being taken to the hospital.  One of the decedents was identified as Nathan Phillips.

Two others were injured, taken to the hospital, and then released.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Hickory Hills fatal accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as other media sources.


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