Garbage truck, car collide in deadly Southwest Side crash

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One person was killed and a man was critically injured in a crash early Thursday on the Southwest Side, authorities said. (WLS)

One person was killed and a man was critically injured in a crash early Thursday on the Southwest Side, authorities said.

A car collided with a garbage truck shortly after 4 a.m. on Harlem Avenue near 63rd Street, according to Chicago Police and the Chicago Fire Department.

A passenger in the car was dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 30s, was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

The Cook County medical examiner's office has not released information about the death.

The driver of the truck was not injured, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)
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