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Jogger Fatally Struck In Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood

There was a fatal accident in which a jogger was fatally struck by a SUV Wednesday morning (July 20, 2016) in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.  The SUV rolled over during the accident.

According to Chicago Police, Dr. Gary Toback was jogging and was hit by a Jeep in the 6700 block of South Bennett Avenue at approximately 6:40 a.m.  The accident happened after the driver lost control of the SUV.  The SUV rolled over and landed near West 67th Street and South Jeffery Avenue.

Toback died at the accident scene.

While the driver refused medical treatment at the accident scene, a 2-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

The Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating exactly how the crash happened.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article (with video) of July 20, 2016 titled “Dr. Gary Toback of University of Chicago fatally struck in South Shore rollover crash” as well as the July 20 article titled “U Of C Doctor Gary Toback Killed While Jogging In South Shore.”


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