CHICAGO, IL (July 3, 2019) – Authorities have identified Steven Smith, 35, as the victim that suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, July 3rd in the South Shore neighborhood.
The crash took place at approximately 9:50p.m. at the intersection of Stony Island Avenue and 69th Street. Police report that Smith was traveling northbound on Stony Island Avenue when he was struck by a southbound Toyota Camry that attempted to execute a turn onto 69th Street.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and found Smith in critical condition. Smith was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries approximately 40 minutes later.
Police are continuing to look into the facts of the accident to determine what exactly happened and why. An official police report will be available once the investigation has been completed.
A forensic examination of the motorcycle, as well as photos taken at the scene, will help investigators determine liability.
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