Archive for March 22nd, 2023

Fatal fire in Orland Hills, 3-21-23

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A woman died after becoming trapped inside an Orland Hills home in the 8900 block of Beacon Lane at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday (3/21/23). The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 41-year-old Jessica Maurer.

Police said a second victim was able to escape the home. That victim and three officers were evaluated on the scene.

The Orland Hills Police Department, the Orland Fire Protection District, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire.

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Fatal crash in Chicago, 3-21-23

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An elderly woman died and at least six others, including two children, were wounded in a crash on Chicago’s Northwest Side Tuesday evening in the 3400 block of West Peterson that involved at least two vehicles — a KIA SUV driven by a 46-year-old man and a Saturn sedan driven by an 18-year-old man.

Police said the 46-year-old was traveling eastbound on Peterson with five passengers when the vehicle was struck by the 18-year-old as they entered the intersection.

Fire officials initially said a total of eight victims were taken to area hospitals, with seven of them in serious-to-critical condition, but police later said seven people were injured.

Among them was a 78-year-old woman, who was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was identified as Zainab Suboh of Highland, Indiana.

The 46-year-old driver was taken to Lutheran General in fair condition, along with a 36-year-old woman. An 81-year-old passenger was also taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition. Two children, ages 3 and 7, were transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

The 18-year-old driver of the Saturn sedan was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.

The Major Accidents unit is investigating the crash.

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Crash with entrapment in Prospect Heights, 3-21-23

This from Chief Drew Smith, Prospect Heights Fire District:

Yesterday, Tuesday, March 21, Prospect Heights companies were dispatched to an auto accident with extrication on Elmhurst Road north of Palatine Road. On arrival four cars were involved. The driver of an SUV was entrapped and had to be extricated. We were assisted by Wheeling ambulances, and a Des Plaines ambulance. Two patients in stable condition were transported. Originally, a portion of the pickup’s front end was blocking the SUV’s driver door. After some work, the SUV’s driver door was removed so the patient could be taken out. The patient was stable, and trying to remove them through the passenger’s side due wasn’t the best choice due to a center console and vehicle deformity. It was decided to use the driver’s door. Excellent work by our Prospect Heights firefighters.; #crash; #firefighters; #extrication; #ProspectHeightsFD;

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House fire in Westmont, 3-21-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

Photos from the Westmont special alarm 3-21-23; #DanielHynd; #WestmontFD;

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