Police and firefighter/paramedics from Niles responded about 12:08 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 to a report of a serious crash at the police department property at 7000 West Touhy Avenue, Niles.
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Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival discovered a crashed vehicle upside down at the underground parking garage with a victim inside. A short distance away there were power lines down from the initial part of the crash, and ComEd was requested to respond to the scene.
#BREAKING Fatal crash at Niles Police Department closes Milwaukee Ave at Touhy https://t.co/399psrxeXv
— WGNMorningNews (@WGNMorningNews) January 29, 2020
Traffic Alert: Milwaukee is closed at Touhy in both directions due to a motor vehicle accident. Please use Harlem or Caldwell as alternatives. Expect the roadway to be closed for the next several hours. pic.twitter.com/6kc4xvvIvh
— Niles Police (@Nilespdil) January 29, 2020
Niles firefighter/paramedics extricated the driver by about 12:22 a.m. The driver was pronounced dead overnight. A silver vehicle remained upside down through the morning hours during an extended crash investigation.
Milwaukee Avenue was closed down between Harlem Avenue and Touhy Avenue, and may remain closed for much of the morning rush hour. The Speed Limit on Milwaukee Avenue is 35 MPH, according to Google Maps Street View September 2018. The Speed Limit on Waukegan Road is also 35 MPH, according to Google Maps Street View November 2018.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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