84-year-old man killed in crash near Oakbrook Center

OAK BROOK (Sun-Times Media Wire) - An 84-year-old man died in a crash Thursday afternoon near Oakbrook Center in the western suburbs.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. at 22nd Street and Midwest Road in Oak Brook, according to Oak Brook police.

A red Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck was traveling erratically north on Midwest when it ran a red light at 22nd and slammed into a Toyota Prius, Ford Taurus and a Lexus SUV, all of which were traveling west on 22nd, police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 53-year-old Park Forest man, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, police said. The two occupants of the Ford Taurus, a 52-year-old woman and 57-year-old man from Chicago, were also taken to Good Samaritan.

The driver of the Prius, 84-year-old Chen Tien, was taken to Good Samaritan and was later pronounced dead, police said. Tien lived in Glen Ellyn.

An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries in a motor vehicle collision, but the final pathology report will not be complete for a number of weeks, according to DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen.

A fifth person involved in the crash declined medical treatment.

Police said Friday that a medical emergency likely was a “major contributing factor of the crash” as detectives and the Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT) Major Crash Reconstruction Team continued to investigate the incident.