Three-car crash in Melrose Park kills Addison woman

Updated 2/23/2017 10:33 PM

An Addison woman was killed after another driver blew a red light early Wednesday morning in Melrose Park, causing a three-car accident, police said.

The crash happened at about 3:56 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Mannheim Road and Lake Street, Melrose Park police said in a news release.


A 1998 Chevy Astro van traveling southbound on Mannheim Road disobeyed a red light and struck a 2007 Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Lake Street in the left lane and a 2006 Chevy Impala also traveling eastbound in the right lane.

The driver of the Impala, Cindy Baez-Gutierrez, 20, was extricated and taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:51 a.m.

The van's driver was also extricated and taken to Loyola in an unknown condition. The driver of the Honda Civic was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. It's unclear if any citations have been issued.

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