1 dead after driver runs red light, crashes into 3 cars in Lawndale: police

A man is dead and a 12-year-old girl hurt after a driver ran a red light Tuesday morning in Lawndale and crashed into three other vehicles.

A 77-year-old man drove south into the intersection and crashed about 8 a.m. at Homan and Ogden avenues, Chicago police said.

A 57-year-old man in another car was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as William R. Schaafsma, of southwest suburban Lockport.

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter were taken from another vehicle to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Someone in the third struck vehicle refused treatment.

The 77-year-old driver was hospitalized, but police did not know his condition. It’s unclear why the driver went through the red light.