A woman is dead and two others are injured following a traffic accident in the South Side Woodland area early Sunday, according to police. Two vehicles crashed in the intersection of 63rd Street and Woodland Avenue at 2:26 am, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. Tabria Jamron, 18, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and died just an hour after the accident, said the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Jamron was a passenger in the Infiniti. Two others were hurt and transported to University of Chicago Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Gaines. The accident occurred when a 1999 white Infiniti sedan driving westbound on 63rd ran a red light and rear-ended a 2002 Nissan traveling south on Woodland on a green light, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The Infiniti driver lost control and hit a pole.
The driver of the Infiniti, a 20-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition. A 22-year-old male passenger, a passenger in the Infiniti, was also in stable condition. The 26-year-old Nissan driver and his 26-year-old passenger refused medical treatment, and the driver of the Nissan was ticketed for not having car insurance, according to Mirabelli.
According to police, alcohol and drugs may have been a factor in the accident, and the police Major Accident Investigation Unit is still investigating the accident.