Octavio Garcia-Martinez, 27, an Evanston, Illinois resident, was killed at approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday after his car, a 2003 Nissan Altima, struck a tree. Both him and a passenger were ejected from the car. Police say it appears as if neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seat belts.
According to Evanston Police, the passenger, 27 years old and from Chicago, did not have any serious injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
More details can be found in the Evanston Patch article of July 17 titled “27-Year-Old Killed in Chicago Avenue Car Accident.”