Illinois auto accident results in death of Elgin man, several others injured

A Chicago area car crash has claimed the life of a 49-year-old man from Elgin, according to WGN. The accident occurred on Monday and involved multiple vehicles in the area of 500 block of East Lake Street in Streamwood, Illinois.

The crash occurred around 2:15 pm. The victim was taken by ambulance to Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates where he was pronounced dead around 6:15 pm.

When police responded to the accident scene, they found 4 vehicles had been involved and there were several victims with injuries. Some involved had to be extricated from their cars. A part of Lake Street had to be closed in both directions for a period of time after the crash.

The Streamwood police are handling the investigation and the cause of the accident has not been reported yet.

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