A woman died in an Illinois car accident in Tinley Park

Woman killed in an Illinois car accident in Tinley Park

Last updated Friday, May 5th, 2023

Woman killed in an Illinois car accident in Tinley Park

An 84-year-old Orland Park woman died Tuesday, May 1 night, in an Illinois car accident at 183rd and 80th Avenue in Tinley Park.

Tinley Park Police Chief Matthew Walsh reported that the crash occurred around 8 PM when her northbound car crashed into another vehicle near 183rd Street. She was taken to the Advocate South Suburban Hospital for treatment, where she was pronounced dead due to her injuries. No other injuries were reported in the crash.

The Cook County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased as Kathryn McKeough, 84. The crash is under investigation, and more information should be available soon.

Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased’s family.

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