'Traumatizing and scary': 2 killed after car crashes into Park Ridge home, police say

ByMaher Kawash and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2 killed after car crashes into north suburban home: police
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Two people were killed in a Park Ridge crash, the police department said. The car crashed into a home on Oakton Street.

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were killed after a car crashed into a home in Park Ridge Tuesday morning, police said.

Neighbors said the home the car crashed into is vacant. They said no one has lived there for a couple years now.

But, the people living on the block described the crash to ABC7 as something out of a movie.

Police said it was just after 11 a.m. Tuesday when the Honda sedan was heading southbound on Cumberland approaching Oakton.

Witnesses told police the driver kept going through the intersection and crashed into the home.

There were two people inside the sedan. Police said both of them were pronounced dead on the scene.

A neighbor who was home from school described the chaos he woke up to.

"It was very traumatizing and scary," said Daniel, a neighbor. "Craziest thing I've ever seen in my life."

Neighbors saw smoke coming from the home and immediately called police. Oakton Street was blocked off for hours as the investigation continued, but has since reopened.

So no other injuries were reported aside of the two people who died in the sedan. ABC7 is waiting for more details about those victims.