Motor Vehicle Collision: two dead after two-vehicle wreck

Legal News for Illinois Auto Accident Attorneys. Two people were killed in a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer.

Two family relatives pronounced dead after fatal crash outside Chicago.

Lake Forest, IL—An unfortunate motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer left two people dead on Saturday, December 26, 2009, reports the Lake County News-Sun. The incident allegedly occurred around 3 p.m. at Route 60 and Academy Road.

According to information provided by sources, Ezat Babapour, 41, of Chicago, and his nephew from Germany, Aminamin Saleh, 13, were traveling east on Route 60 in Babapour’s 2002 Toyota Tundra pickup truck when the accident happened. Babapour reportedly lost control of the vehicle on a snow-covered roadway, and began to spin near Academy Woods Drive. A westbound semi-tractor trailer allegedly struck the pickup truck after it crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews responded to the scene to transport those injured to hospitals for treatment. Unfortunately, both of the pickup trucks’ occupants were pronounced dead upon their arrival at the medical centers. Babapour was taken to Lake Forest Hospital, and Saleh was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was reported uninjured in the wreck, and did not receive any citations for the incident.

The Lake County coroner allegedly reported that Saleh came to the U.S. from Germany to visit Babapour, his uncle.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Auto Accident Lawyers.