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

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