Update 8:40 a.m.: Evanston police says a passenger in a car that rolled over on Dodge Avenue early this morning has died and the car’s driver is hospitalized.
The NORTAF major crash assistance team truck was on the scene.
Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the car that rolled over was apparently heading north of Dodge from Church Street when the driver lost control and hit several parked cars before her vehicle rolled over near Lyons Street.
Neighbors look out from a porch at the row of parked cars struck by the car that rolled over.
A child’s toy on the pavement amid the crash debris.
Dugan says the driver and passenger were taken to Evanston hospital, where the passenger, age 45, was pronounced dead.
One of the parked cars damaged in the rollover crash.
Dugan says the accident happened at 2:19 a.m.
Update 9:21 a.m.: Dodge Avenue has now been reopened to traffic.
Update 12:21 p.m.: The dead man now has been identified as Lamart Bailey, 45, an Evanston resident and U.S. Army veteran. Police say had been trapped in the overturned 1998 Nissan and had to be extricated from the car by the fire department. He was transported to Evanston Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver, 42, also an Evanston resident, now is reported in serious but stable condition at Evanston Hospital
After the car went out of control, it reportedly struck as many as nine cars parked on both sides of the street.
Officers from the Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, assisted by the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force / Major Crash Assistance Team, are investigating the crash. Police say they don’t know yet whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.