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Evanston Man Dies Following Single Car Crash in Skokie

An 89-year-old Evanston man died following a single car crash at the intersection of Dempster Street and McCormick Boulevard on Friday.

An Evanston man died following a single car crash in Skokie on Friday. The man has been identified as Irving Yaross, 89, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. He was pronounced dead at 11:50 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital.  

Earlier  (01/25) -

Police and fire officials blocked of the intersection of Dempster Street and McCormick Boulevard following a single car accident on Jan. 25.  According to Skokie Fire Chief Ralph Czerwinski, the accident happened around 11 a.m.

"The car appeared to have been traveling eastbound on Dempster Street and crossed oncoming traffic without event to impact on the tree on the north side of Dempster Street," Czerwinski said. "Arriving personnel assessed the single occupant of the vehicle and determined the individual was conscious and alert."

However, after being placed on a backboard for transport, the patient went into cardiac arrest and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., for treatment. His condition, name and age is unknown at this time.

According to fire officials, reports from responding personnel said roadway conditions did not seem to contribute to the accident, as personnel reported that they did not encounter slippery conditions on the roadway in the area of the accident.

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Troy January 27, 2013 at 05:05 PM
May I (sarcastically) suggest the speed limit be lowered on McCormick and Dempster? It would be worth it if we could save just one life.
John January 28, 2013 at 02:10 PM
a foolish comment since speed was not determined to be a factor in this tragic accident
Charles Swartzfager April 03, 2013 at 03:52 AM
The article should have started: An Evanston man died Friday following a single car crash in Skokie on January 25.

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