City Worker Killed In Pilsen Crash
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The drivers of both cars had to be extricated by fire department crews, but a passenger in the Focus got out on his own, police said via the Chicago Sun-Times. Ricks was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m. The driver of the Focus was listed in serious condition and the passenger was in stable condition at Stroger Hospital. "She was just a lovely person and a joy to be around," David Johnson, Ricks' father, said about his daughter to the Sun-Times. Ricks was also "an education mom," and wanted her two children to get into the best schools. "We're just trying to hang in there," Johnson said.