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Man dies after car rammed off road and onto I-57

One man is dead and many questions remain after a collision took place early Saturday morning on Interstate 57.

At about 1:00 am in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood, police say a black SUV rammed silver Dodge Stratus down an embankment.  The dodge rolled down onto I-57, killing 31-year-old Corey Owens.  It isn’t clear if he was the driver or passenger of the car.

Fatal I-57 Crash 2

Early Saturday morning, police guarded a hole in the chain link fence where the SUV was found– still running.  Police say the driver of the SUV fled the scene and hasn’t been found.

Relatives of the victim say they received an anonymous call saying he had been killed.  They arrived at the scene along with police.

Larhonda Young, Owen’s sister, said “It was real awful to see my brother just lying in the street, waiting to be picked up by someone.”

Owens is survived by his parents, eight siblings and a 9-year-old daughter.  Family members say the dodge didn’t belong to Owens, and they aren’t sure what he was doing or who he was with at the time of the crash.

Owen’s aunt, Trina Owens, wants closure and said “This is some time of accident,” and she just wants the truth.

Fatal I-57 crash police reportEarly Saturday evening, police news affairs said they could not confirm if the two vehicles involved were stolen.  But Sade Tillman contacted WGN News after she saw her car on TV.

She says it was her Dodge Stratus that was stolen Friday night while she was at a party.  She has the police report to prove it.

“The police were looking for me, they went to my house.” They found your car far south, and you saw the car on the news? “Yes, it’s the same car,” Tillman said.

Police do not have anyone in custody and the incident is under investigation.


41 Comments to “Man dies after car rammed off road and onto I-57”

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      bobhamiltonchicago said:
      March 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Who’s Audrey?

    bobhamiltonchicago said:
    March 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Thugs killing thugs. Thank you.

      your mother said:
      March 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      goofy ass redneck stfu trailer trash bastard

        bobhamiltonchicago said:
        March 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Ha! I never lived in a trailer…most of the rest is about right…

        kid1339 said:
        March 9, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        Bob now that's funny I don't care what you are .That is funny ! My best laugh of the day !

      dorthyj2000 said:
      March 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      If he was a thug shouldn't be an issue, the fact is another human being lost his life!! Wheres your compassion? I thought your name was Bob..not 'God', for He is the only one that knows our character. Don't be so quick to judge!!

        bobhamiltonchicago said:
        March 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        Both cars were stolen. The guy killed did not have a license. You’re right about me being more compassionate. I should be. His family loved him and needed him. But ultimately we are all responsible for our actions. He was up to something wrong and paid the price. The guy who killed him will be dead soon too. Most likely. If you live in the ghetto, you have to go WAY out of your way to do the right thing. Even then, of course there are no guarantees.

        Josh said:
        March 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        I doubt that he was driving to church.

        John said:
        March 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM


        Trina said:
        March 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM

        How do you know if the guy had a license, did you know him? And how do you know it was a guy that killed? If you share opinion speaks facts. and that a lie to that if you live in the ghetto one must go out of his way to do right.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        March 10, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        Another Thug lost his life. Human being my ass.

        Kay said:
        March 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        Hey where were you on the post about the young man killing his mom? Or is it ONLY Black crime u comment on?

      Trina Owens said:
      March 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      To all the people that have negative comments, I should hope that your children stay safe, because the fact is that you are talking about someone dead child, and to make the comment another Obama situation is cruel too, what is bad when a sick ass white-man goes into a grade school at kill babies that what I call a thug. Loving Auntie.

        Tired of the Morons said:
        March 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        Oh that's it bring up a homicidal lunatic to justify an everyday occurrence in your ape thug population.

        Kay said:
        March 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        You are such an IDIOT!

        Kay said:
        March 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        DESPITE Anything, may your nephew R.I.P.

      LoveMyBigBrother said:
      March 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      You goofy as fucker my brother was not a damn thug he was a hard working man with a job taking care of his family so stop stereo typing you ass.

    myoungdallastexas said:
    March 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM


    How do you know that the young man that was killed was a thug? DUMB COMMENT

      Hey Jay! said:
      March 9, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      Because he was driving a stolen car!

    keeping real said:
    March 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    sound like roadrage

    Montana said:
    March 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    A man just got KILLED and all u can say is(THUGS KILLING THUGS) U dumb fuck!

      bobhamiltonchicago said:
      March 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      I checked other news reports. He was a thug. Not the thuggiest thug, but enough to get him killed in the ghetto. Young black males are safer in the Marine Corps in a combat zone than in the hood. Believe me, I would finish the guy who pushed him in less than 2 seconds, hopefully his family will. Then I will say; thug got what he deserved.

    kid1339 said:
    March 9, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Just think about it . It's going to get worst .

      SNAKE G said:
      March 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      what do u mean its going 2 get wors?do u kno him if not s t f u and keep stupid comments 2 your self

    RENITA said:
    March 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM


    March 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Who gives a shit about another scumbag that got what he deserved. Thinning of the herd.

    Mike Payne said:
    March 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Here is a perspective — If someone has stolen my crummy old beat-up car (that I had to work Y E A R S to get) — I would want the Thief (AND his entire family) INCINERATED ALIVE (like the cab in Las Vegas).

    btw: F U 2

    danieldschell said:
    March 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    I bet she didn't really say "This is some 'time' of accident." Who edits these things?

      Trina said:
      March 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      I said exactly that dumb ASS, for you heard me……..

    sherry said:
    March 10, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    this is sad a man is dead and all you people can say is he was thug who got what he deserved ……sad lives you all must have….He was a son of God who may have been lead off a path but who are all of you to judge him….He was someones Brother, Father and Son…say a prayer for them and move on with your sad lives…….God has a purpose for everyone that is why You, Me..and this man are were and will be here.GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!

      bobhamiltonchicago said:
      March 10, 2013 at 3:14 AM

      He had a wife and two children and he's out in the middle of the night in a stolen car…? No license, no insurance and his last mistake, no seatbelt.

        pagan69 said:
        March 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        There is that pesky matter of the stolen car. Turning His Life Around?

      Greg W said:
      March 11, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      Maybe he borrowed the car and forgot to ask. NOT!

    Joe Public said:
    March 10, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    I saw on TV where the denial has already started, another Honor Student, riding in a stolen vehicle, looks like an Obama script to me.

      Trina said:
      March 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      You are a stupid ASS…..

    Adam said:
    March 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    Some mafia shit going on here, the victim probably isn't innocent.

      Trina said:
      March 24, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      You are stupid too.

    Philip McArdle said:
    March 11, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Call Senator DURBIN!!! He can get a ban on black SUV's!!!

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