• May 30, 2017

Abril and Brisa Delapaz Killed in Truck Accident in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL -- A truck vs. passenger vehicle crash led to the deaths of Abril and Brisa Delapaz, both 26-years-old, Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The incident happened near 103rd and Commercial Avenue around 5 a.m. in Chicago, IL.

According to police, the sisters were the occupants of a passenger vehicle that for reasons unclear collided with a parked semi-truck. The collision, on the industrial corridor on Commercial Avenue, claimed the lives of both sisters.

The official investigation into the incident is currently underway.

The report made no mention of other injuries in the incident.

map of the area


The details of this collision provided by early media reports are sparse. But, I'm curious to see what's revealed by a more thorough investigation. Looking at the Google maps image, it appears the roadway on which the two victims were killed is fairly narrow. I'm not implying I have any special knowledge of this crash, but from years of litigating truck accidents involving parked trucks, I can't help but wonder if the truck might have been parked a little too far onto the roadway. Again, this is just speculation. It's impossible to know what occurred without conducting a more thorough, subjective investigation to gather all the facts.

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