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Sheridan Accident Victim’s Name Released, Additional Details

SheridanAccidentIt was an incredibly horrific scene on Wednesday around 11:12 a.m. when a red Ford Focus sped through a stoplight at Berwyn Ave. and Sheridan Rd at a very high rate of speed plowing into the back of a car which a man was loading with groceries. The victim,  71-year-old Frank Kiley, was a client of Care For Real and had just left the business at 5339 N. Sheridan Rd. with his partner 69-year-old Wilma Deveyra.

Ms. Deveyra was standing on the sidewalk as Mr. Kiley made room for groceries and her life changed in a flash as her partner was run over by the vehicle and she was knocked to the ground. The crash was so violent that it hit two additional vehicles sending Mr. Kiley’s black Toyota careening into a bus. Most likely killed instantly, it was not until 11:51 a.m. that he was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy.

In an emotional and short interview with WGN, Ms. Deveyra said “He was trying to open and I was on the side, on the sidewalk. I was helping him and suddenly I heard a very, very loud explosion. “ She added, “The ambulance came. The policeman all came and took me to Weiss Hospital. I didn’t know where he was, because the policeman didn’t tell me where he is. He just told me that he didn’t make it.”

According to WGN, Frank and Wilma met in November at a local senior center, and soon they fell in love. Wilma admitted that they felt as though they were husband and wife. She is expected to recover from her injuries.

In total, four people were hospitalized including Ms. Deveyra and the bus driver. The driver of the red Ford is in police custody. His name has not been released and charges are pending.


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