Deidre Brewster Identified by Chicago Police as Victim in Fatal Dan Ryan Crash
Authorities in Chicago have identified Deidre Brewster, 47, as the victim of a three-vehicle crash on the Near West Side last week.
According to Illinois State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. May 27 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 at the interchange with I-290. Brewster was reportedly involved in a crash with two other vehicles. The circumstances that led to the accident are unclear.
Brewster suffered serious injuries and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she died two days later. No other injuries were reported.
Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. No charges or citations have been issued at this time.
Car accidents occur for a variety of reasons, including aggression, distracted driving, fatigue, intoxication, speeding, and inexperience. They are a serious problem in the United States; over 6.4 million car accidents reported across the nation in 2005, resulting in tens of thousands of fatalities.
In Cook County, car accidents were responsible for 27,000 injuries and 1,017 deaths in 2016. 20 percent of all auto accidents recorded in Illinois occurred in Cook County during that year.
Pending the outcome of the investigation, Deidre Brewster’s family may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, the loved ones of a wrongful death victim can legally seek compensation for funeral expenses, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
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