Cook County, IL : 2 dead in Niles crash involving Cook County on the border of Niles and Morton Grove on Thursday, 6th September 2018

06 September 2018

Two sisters were killed when their Honda Accord was broadsided by a Cook County sheriff’s squad car Thursday at a busy intersection on the border of Niles and Morton Grove.

The women were coming home after working a night shift as part of a cleaning crew at Northwestern University, family members said. They usually drove to and from work together.

The squad car was eastbound on Dempster Street at 5:47 a.m. when it hit the passenger side of the Honda, which was driving southbound on Harlem Avenue, according to Niles police. The women were pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge after being extricated from the car by Niles firefighters.

Ludwika Moskal of Norridge, 69, was identified as the driver of the Honda and her sister, 64-year-old Helena Lukasik of Belmont Heights on the Northwest Side, was in the passenger seat.

“They were full of energy and looking forward to their retirement, which was to come in just a few months,” said Ludwika Moskal’s son, Robert Moskal.


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