Andrew Prather, 26, Intentionally Run Over in Princeton Park


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100 block of West 91st.

Obviously, the homicide epidemic is one of the Chicago’s biggest problems, but here at Streetsblog our focus is on traffic safety, not street violence. However, sometimes the two issues intersect, as was the case in a recent crash.

Around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, two groups of people were arguing on the 100 block of West 91st in the Princeton Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune. After the dispute escalated, someone intentionally drove a car over Andrew Prather, 26, of the 8700 block of South Burley in South Chicago, police said.

Prather was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died from his injuries at 4:30 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

Police are investigating the case. As of this afternoon no one is in custody, according to Officer Joshua Purkiss of Police News Affairs. We’ll try to provide an update on the case next week.

Fatality Tracker: 2013 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths

Pedestrian: 8 (7 were from hit-and-run crashes, 2 in truck crashes)
Bicyclist: 0

  • Justice

    He was intentionally ran over by a guy & his girlfriend. It was her car and she NEVER reported the accident, they say her family worked with the police to help cover it up. She was Never even charged with anything and she has no remorse. SMH

  • Kiwi

    The guy who did this has been arrested and charged wit da murder already, his name Aaron. I don’t really know his girlfriend. All I know is she supposed to do hair but I think her name is Share or Chare or something, His girlfriend brought him over their and then she took him around to where dat guy was so they could run him over, She just sat their smirking when Aaron was running dat guy over, She should have tried to grab dat whee from him or something.
    If Aaron gotta do all that time she should be charged too. That’s a shame she took him around there knowing that he was too mad, and then she scooted ova & let get get behind the wheel to, I’m like wtf was she on, and then she didn’t do nothin when he was running ova dat guy.

  • I’m not seeing anything online about this, but I’ll look into it. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • KiKi

    The fat bitch Cher took Aaron to run over Drew. End of Story

  • lookin

    It a damn shame mfer have so much comment on shit. How about cleaning your shit. This is persons life taken so the peanut gallery stay out and keep the family out as will you dont know them and we get we dont know you. Get facts keep the other crap about something you nothing to yourself.

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