The first deadly Chicago auto accident took place around 5:20 AM in the 3800 block of S. Ashland Ave. A 21-year-old driver in a white Oldsmobile Delta 88 traveling with two passengers hit a median, spun out of control and then hit a viaduct pillar. The driver, a South side resident, was pronounced dead a short time later at Stroger Hospital.
One of the passengers was also taken to Cook County Hospital, but his condition has not been reported. There is also no word if the other passenger was injured.
The second crash took place about an hour later in the 4400 block of W. Lake Street. In that collision, the driver struck a fixed object. The motorist was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital just before 8 AM. The police did not provide further details as to how the accident occurred.
Chicago road conditions would have been poor at the time of both accidents due to a recent snowfall. The 2 collisions were investigated by the Chicago Police Department.