A vehicle is smashed at the intersection of Balbo and Lake Shore Drive early Friday. | Network Video Productions
CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - One person was killed and two were seriously injured when a car slammed into a minivan early Friday at Balbo and Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park, according to Chicago Police.
About 1:15 a.m., the car was northbound on Lake Shore when its driver tried to make a left turn onto Balbo in front of the minivan, which was southbound, police said.
The vehicles collided head-on, flipping the car over. Firefighters had to extricate three people from the car, including a 27-year-old man who died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said.
Additionally, a 28-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and a 29-year-old woman was in serious condition at Northwestern, police said. The 28-year-old woman driving the minivan was not hurt.
No citations had been issued as of Friday morning as CPD’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit reviewed the case.