Feder: Correcting the record on Chet Coppock

 
 
Updated 4/22/2019 6:26 AM
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Initial media reports on the death of legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock Wednesday contained incorrect information on the date and location of the traffic accident that claimed his life, Robert Feder writes.

At 1:04 p.m. on April 6 Coppock was a passenger in a 2004 Lexus traveling southbound on a highway in Okatie, South Carolina -- 14 miles west of Hilton Head Island -- when it crossed the median and struck a 2018 Land Rover traveling northbound, according to police reports. The Land Rover then stuck a 2019 Chevrolet traveling in the same direction. Coppock, all three drivers and a passenger in the Chevrolet were injured. The driver of the Lexus was identified as Amy Louise Williams, 50, a former Chicago TV producer from Hammond, Indiana, who now lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Coppock, 70, died of multiple injuries 11 days later at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

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