BREAKING: Maywood Man Killed in Crash, Dashamone McCarty Dies

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, “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 [sic] 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.


Dashamone McCarty
McCarty (left) of Proviso East is guarded by Schaumburg’s Kyle Bolger during a game March 9, 2012. (Darrell Goemaat / Chicago Tribune / March 9, 2012)

Also from the Tribune, an update on the shooting of Dashamone McCarty, the 19-year old shot in the head “while sitting in the back seat of a moving car near Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street […]

“McCarty was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died Thursday, according to officials with the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

“McCarty, who was on summer break from college, lived with Jones’ family for seven years in Maywood, according to Jones, who referred to him as his brother.

‘He (McCarty) and our group of friends chose to be different,’ Jones said. ‘We were never involved in selling drugs and we stayed away from gangs. The shooting must have been random because nobody would target him.’

Maywood police Chief Tim Curry said McCarty was shot at about 10:55 p.m.

Curry would not comment on a possible motive or whether a suspect was in custody.

McCarty graduated last year from Proviso East High School in Maywood, where he played on the basketball team. He attended Dakota College in Bottineau, N.D., where he played on the basketball and football teams, Jones said.”

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