ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Four people were killed, including a 6-year-old boy, in a crash on Illinois Route 53 Saturday night in suburban Rolling Meadows.
A 32-year-old man was driving a 2018 Jeep about 11:30 p.m. on Route 53 when he struck the back of a Ford Fiesta which was stopped on the right shoulder at Kirchoff Road, Illinois State Police said in a statement.
The impact caused both cars to veer across all lanes before stopping on the left shoulder, state police said.
The driver of the Fiesta, a 45-year-old woman, and her three passengers, a 6-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy and a 47-year-old woman, were pronounced dead, state police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the 45-year-old woman as Stacie Harris of West Rogers Park, the 47-year-old woman as Herlanda Harris of Hermosa, and the 17-year-old boy as Jeremy Johnson of Schaumburg. The 6-year-old was identified as Jimarion Lamontae Harris.
The man driving the Jeep was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, state police said.