State police still investigating I-290 crash that killed two Northwest suburban men

Updated 5/29/2019 3:42 PM

Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate a single-car crash that claimed the lives of two Northwest suburban men on I-290 in the Elmhurst area this week.

One of the men who died in the Monday evening wreck was Eden W. Chung, 19, of Roselle, state police trooper Elizabeth Clausing said. Initial information provided to authorities indicated Chung was from Vernon Hills, she said Wednesday.


Clausing said the Cook County medical examiner's office erroneously listed Chung's first name as "Aiden" in a publicly released report Tuesday. She said state police contacted the office and that the misspelling will be corrected in the medical examiner's records.

State police said Joseph Hung Joon Kim, 22, of Hoffman Estates was driving a black 2013 Hyundai on westbound I-290 when he fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the expressway to the right and struck a pole a half mile past York Road. State troopers responded to the crash at 6:59 p.m.

Clausing said the driver and three passengers were traveling home from Kentucky. She said no charges had been filed as of Wednesday and the crash remains under investigation.

Edward Jeon, 22, of Hoffman Estates also died in the crash, authorities said. Jeon and Chung were back-seat passengers.

Front passenger Donald W. Schickel, 27, of Buffalo Grove, and the driver survived the crash.

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