On Tuesday night, October 13th, one person died in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 57 in unincorporated Cook County, Illinois, while another survived. The Illinois State Police said that they have not identified the fatal victim but named Alberto Gamez Jr., 44, of Lockport, as the survivor.
The police said the fatal victim was a passenger in a car driven by Gamez Jr. The accident report placed the time of the occurrence around 11:20 p.m. The victim’s car and another vehicle driven by Antwon X. Boswell, 22, of Chicago, was southbound on the interstate.
The cars traveled near 171st Street. The police said Boswell’s car became disabled in the right lane, and Gamez Jr. struck it after merging from the center to the right lane. The impact killed the 23-year-old Chicago male in the victim’s car.
An unidentified 20-year-old female in Boswell’s vehicle from Santa Rosa, California, suffered life-threatening injuries and received treatment at a local hospital. Gamez Jr. sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at the same hospital.
The state police shut down all southbound lanes of the interstate at 11:40 p.m. and diverted traffic to 167th Street. They reopened the roadway around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 14th, after concluding their preliminary investigation and clearing the scene of debris.
Motor vehicle accident investigations help law enforcement agencies determine who bears the highest liability and recommend the authorities’ appropriate punishment. Anyone liable in an accident resulting in death would face a vehicular manslaughter charge.
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