There was a fatal car accident Monday (January 21, 2019) night in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood. One driver was killed and another driver was injured and hospitalized. This accident involved a “head-on collision” that involved a Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Altima.
According to Chicago Police, the collision occurred near 104th and Kedzie at approximately 9:00 p.m.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the January 22, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Cook County sheriff’s deputy Nick Theofanopoulos killed in Mt. Greenwood crash“:
A white Jeep Wrangler was heading southbound on Kedzie when it drifts into the northbound lanes. Video from a security camera on a business captures the images as one car swerves to avoid the Jeep. But the next car – a Nissan Altima driven by the sheriff’s officer – slams head-on into the Jeep. We have frozen the video before the moment of impact.
The deputy was transported to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 39-year-old Nick Theofanopoulos.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as a 21-year-old woman, was taken to Christ Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.
The accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit. No citations have been issued.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 22 Palos Patch article titled “Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In Mt. Greenwood Crash.”
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