Justin Ortega, a 16 year old from North Chicago, died in a car accident in Waukegan, Illinois early this morning.
An excerpt from the August 31 Chicago Tribune story titled “Teen dies in Waukegan Crash” :
Waukegan residents called police after they heard the impact of the single-vehicle crash at about 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Fulton Avenue, according to police.
Killed was Justin Ortega, of the 2400 block of Kennedy Drive in North Chicago, who police said was driving at a high rate of speed with a 17-year-old passenger when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The vehicle was split in half, authorities said.
According to a police news release, the passenger was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.