One person has died following a two-vehicle collision that occurred near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Jackson Boulevard in Oak Park at about 2 a.m. on Dec. 4.
According to a preliminary investigation into the crash by the Oak Park Police Department, a man driving south on Harlem Avenue veered into the northbound lanes of traffic, striking a vehicle carrying four people.
The unidentified driver of the southbound vehicle was found unresponsive inside the vehicle and was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was pronounced dead by hospital personnel, according to Paul Kane, commander of investigations of the Oak Park Police Department. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that the man died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
A team from the regional West Suburban Major Crash Unit assisted Oak Park police in its investigation, which is ongoing.
The four occupants of the other vehicle sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries in the collision, according to police.