A 51-year-old motorist was killed this afternoon during a car crash near his Maywood home, authorities said.
Curtis Atkins, of the 1900 block of South 11th Avenue in Maywood, was declared dead at 4 p.m. on arrival at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Atkins was behind the wheel of a red Chrysler car that crashed at the intersection of 10th Avenue at Harvard Street, near his home, said Maywood police Chief Tim Curry.
“He stuck a parked vehicle, bounced off that vehicle, struck a tree, and flipped over,’’ Curry said.
Curry said the cause of the wreck was not known immediately.
“We don’t know how fast he was going,’’ Curry said.
Investigations remained on the scene tonight looking into the crash, that left the car overturned.
Curry said there may have been another person in the Chrysler but details were not clear.