One dead, four hurt in car crash on Howard


One person was killed and four others were injured when a car hit a tree on the Chicago side of Howard Street between Kedzie and Dodge avenues Thursday night.

Update 4:30 p.m.: The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has identified the person who died as Kevoyn Cox, 18, whose address is believed to be 825 Dodge Ave. in Evanston.

A medical examiner's office spokesperson said the cause of death was listed as multiple injuries from the auto accident. Evanston police reports indicates that Cox was arrested last fall for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and in a separate incident for possession of drug paraphernalia.

WGN-TV and the Chicago Tribune report at least five ambulances were sent to the scene, just west of Grey Avenue, with victims taken to several different hospitals.

The Chicago Sun-Times quotes police as saying the car was speeding when it hit the tree and that another person in the vehicle fled the scene.

Police this morning reportedly still had not been able to question the injured passengers to learn more about the circumstances of the crash.

Officials say the man who died had been driving the car.

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