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Orland Park man dies from injuries in New Year’s Day crash

Updated: February 6, 2014 6:44AM



HOMER GLEN - An 18-year-old Orland Park man died Friday from injuries he sustained in a two-car crash on New Year’s Day.

Hakeem Samara was pronounced dead at 9:07 a.m. in the intensive care unit of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to the Will County Coroner’s office.

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday Samara was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger east on 143rd Street when icy roads caused the car to slide sideways near Saddlebrook Road where it was struck by a 2013 Kia Rio, according to Will County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

The impact pushed the Avenger into a ditch where it struck a tree. Samara was not wearing a seat belt, Hoffmeyer said.

The Kia driver, a 26-year-old Homer Glen woman, was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for examination and was not injured, but her sister, 24, also went to the medical center after suffering back and knee injuries, Hoffmeyer said.

Hoffmeyer said a second passenger, a 27-year-old Massachusetts woman, was taken to Silver Cross with broken ribs and possible internal injuries. The three women were wearing seat belts, she said.



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