The police of Cook County are blaming a teenager for not yielding which caused a fatal crash with a police car. The crash happened when the teen failed to yield and was struck by an unmarked squad car.
A dead teenager’s mother expressed outrage Tuesday after Cook County police blamed her son, not Evergreen Park police, for the October crash that resulted in his death.
The sheriff’s investigation report says Brian Dewitt, 18, of Chicago’s Morgan Park community, failed to yield while making a left-hand turn from Central Park Avenue onto 95th Street before the Oct. 5 crash with an unmarked squad car that left Dewitt’s car crumpled.
The Evergreen Park officer, who has not been publicly identified, was not seriously injured in the crash. A passenger in Dewitt’s vehicle was critically injured but was released from the hospital more than six weeks ago.
The report did not address whether the squad car’s emergency lights or siren had been activated but said no criminal charges will be filed stemming from the crash.
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