Chicago area car accident kills 2, injures 4 in Park Ridge, Illinois

In the Chicago Northwest suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois a man and a woman were killed in a deadly auto accident early Sunday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Four others were hurt in the car crash.

The accident took place at Oak Street and Riverside Drive around 2:10 a.m. Emergency response workers arrived at the crash site and found one damaged car with one person inside and another vehicle 75 feet from the intersection with 5 people inside. All six involved were taken to area hospitals by the Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Niles and North Maine fire departments.

The victims have been identified as Younan Chalabi, 25, of Des Plaines and Christine Merza, 37, of Morton Grove, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. Both were passengers, and therefore played no role in causing the accident.

The Park Ridge Police Department Major Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the accident. It has not been reported if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The Daily Herald is reporting that the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies on Monday.

Statistically, Saturday and Sunday morning between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. is the most deadly time to be on the road.

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