1 killed, 3 injured in Western Springs multi-vehicle crash involving at least 6 cars

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, September 30, 2022
1 killed, 3 injured in Western Springs multi-vehicle crash
Western Springs, IL police said 1 person died and 3 were injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Ogden and Gilbert avenues Thursday afternoon.

WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. (WLS) -- One person is dead and three more were injured in Western Springs after a multi-car crash near Ogden and Gilbert avenues.

Chopper 7HD was above the scene in the aftermath of the incident Thursday afternoon.

Chopper 7HD was over the scene of a serious crash involving at least 6 cars in Western Springs, IL Thursday afternoon.

Police said six vehicles were involved in the crash. The badly mangled vehicles were scattered across four lanes of Ogden Avenue in varying states of extreme damage.

"I went over to the park; they hadn't had it cordoned off yet," said Jim Sikora, who lives near the crash scene. "I saw them trying to extricate someone from one of the vehicles that had slid into the park and there were people sitting on the grass by the pickle ball courts waiting for medical attention."

One person was killed in the crash. Three people were injured and taken to area hospitals. Two were in serious condition, one was in stable condition.

Some witnesses said inside a pickup truck was a young man and young child, though police have not released any information or details about any of the victims.

"An older guy with his great grandson carrying in his arm and he asked if he could use the bathroom with his great grandson," said Andy Hoskins, who lives nearby. "He said his grandson was driving the pickup truck in the accident and that someone had tried to pass and had clipped the back of the pickup truck and spun him around."

Police have also not released any information regarding the circumstances leading to the crash.

The investigation continued well after dark but Ogden reopened to traffic shortly before 10 p.m.