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Couple Going To Ravinia Involved In Fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash At Hollywood


Photo: Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune

A woman has died and a man was seriously injured after a horrific crash on Lake Shore Drive at Hollywood Ave. Thursday evening at 7:25 p.m. according to police.

The couple from Indiana were on their way to see Lenny Kravitz at Ravinia when their car, at a high rate of speed,  approached the bend of Lake Shore Drive at Kathy Osterman Beach. The vehicle skid, hit the wall and flipped over at least three times coming to rest on its roof near the bike path along the drive.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The driver of the car, 33-year-old Christopher Peacock, suffered head injuries and was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center early Friday, according to his father Clarence Peacock.

In a Tribune article, Witnesses reported seeing the car flip over several times after hitting the wall, taking out a light pole along its way. The woman was seen flying through the air after being thrown from the car.

Lake Shore Drive traffic heading North was shut down from Foster to Hollywood after the accident. It was later reopened by 11 p.m. There were no other vehicles reported in the incident.

This accident is the most recent of many crashes at this section of Lake Shore Drive. Cars are hitting the curve at sometimes twice the speed limit, not knowing that there is a bend in the road.

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