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Two killed in weekend Chicago car accidents

Police are investigating several fatal Chicago car accidents that occurred over the weekend.

An 89-year-old man died early Monday morning after a car accident in northwest suburban Palatine, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.

The Daily Herald reported that the Chicago resident was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. after being transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Speed may have contributed to a fatal automobile crash early Saturday on Chicago’s Northwest Side, according to the Southtown Star.

A 29-year-old man was killed after his vehicle struck a light pole in the 5400 block of West Belmont Avenue, police reported. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 2:45 a.m.

An autopsy found death was caused by multiple injuries stemming from the crash and the police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

As of Monday Feb. 15, a total of 91 people have been killed in fatal Illinois car accidents so far in 2010 — seven more than the 84 killed during the same period last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

We reported last month on our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer blog, that the 928 Illinois traffic fatalities in 2009 were the fewest ever recorded in nearly a century of reporting.