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Burbank police comment on fatal crash involving Chicago man

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Updated: April 13, 2012 7:47AM



A 27-year-old man from Chicago was killed in a head-on car crash Tuesday night in Burbank.

Jesse J. Medina, of the 5900 block of South Mozart Street, was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A car driven by Medina collided with another vehicle near the intersection of 79th Street and New England Avenue about 10:30 p.m., said Burbank Fire Department Battalion Chief John Seper.

Seper said fire personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to free Medina and the female driver of the other vehicle.

“It was an awful accident,” Seper said.

Medina and the woman were taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, Seper said, adding that officials are trying to piece together what caused the wreck.

“As to how it happened and who was at fault, we don’t know,” Seper said.

Burbank Police Department Capt. Joseph G. Ford said a specially trained team of officers would reconstruct the accident to help determine what caused the crash. He said it remains unclear whether alcohol played a role.

No charges have been filed as of Wednesday morning, Ford said.



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