Two of three victims of Tuesday’s fatal car crash in Glenview may be identified as Won Suk Rim, 57, and Jung Ran Min, 52, according to ABC 7 News.
They may be among the three people who died after their passenger car collided with a village of Skokie garbage truck at Harlem Avenue and Harrison Street around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. Both vehicles burst into flames, and had to be extinguished by firefighters, police said. The driver of the garbage truck, who has worked for the village of Skokie for 19 years, was unharmed, according to Skokie authorities.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that they had not identified the three people who died in the crash as of Thursday morning, while police did not immediately respond to a request for information.
A family member told ABC 7 that they were not sure of the identity of the third person in the car, but said Rim and Min immigrated to the United States eight years ago, and had two grown children in Korean. ABC 7 did not report where Rim and Min lived.
At least two of the people who died were employees of the restaurant San Soo Gab San Korean BBQ, 5247 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.
“Please give your prayers to our two employees who passed away yesterday in the horrific garbage truck accident in Glenview,” the restaurant posted on its Facebook page Wednesday. “Pray for them and their families.”
Reached Thursday morning, an employee told Patch she did not know the family herself.