Chicago police announced that two men have been charged in connection to a crash in the city’s West Side that killed a woman and injured four other people on Saturday.
Maxwell Paxton, 20, is charged with misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash, and resisting arrest. He was also cited for improper lane usage and disobeying a stop light.
Patrick Frasier, 22, was charged with resisting or obstructing arrest.
According to the Chicago Police Department, officers tried to pull over a Toyota Avalon driven by Paxton for an alleged traffic violation at approximately 9:47 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Jackson Boulevard. Paxton attempted to flee by driving off into the intersection with Kedzie Avenue, where he struck a Toyota sedan, sources say. The impact reportedly pushed the Toyota into a Chevrolet sedan that was also traveling north on Kedzie.
The driver of the Toyota sedan and her two passengers were rushed to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
The woman driving the Chevrolet, identified as 40-year-old Mignonne Robinson, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. A 40-year-old man who was her passenger was also taken to the same hospital in fair condition.
Paxton and Frasier attempted to flee the scene on foot but were apprehended by police, according to sources. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for observation.
Liability in this case appears to be clear, and as such, Mignonne Robinson’s family as well as the four injured in the crash may be entitled to compensation for medical/funeral expenses and emotional trauma following an accident.
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