Cook County, Illinois – January 13, 2013
Police say a head-on crash Sunday on the south side of Chicago killed two people and injured a third.
According to officers with the Chicago Police Department, 28-year-old Chicago resident Demetrius Caples was behind the wheel of a vehicle as it traveled along West 115th Street. As Mr. Caples approached South Harmon Avenue, around 2:15 a.m., his vehicle made head-to-head contact with a car driven by 36-year-old Chicago resident Sean Larmon.
Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Mr. Caples. Mr. Larmon, meanwhile, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but doctors were unable to save him. A female passenger was also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Investigators believe one of the vehicles veered into oncoming traffic. The National Safety Council reports that traffic fatalities increased 5 percent in 2012. A recent study revealed 36,200 traffic deaths last year, up from 34,600 in 2011, the first increase in seven years.
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