For Immediate Release from the Office of the Director of Public Safety
March 5, 2023
Fatal Accident Investigation
On Sunday, March 5th 2023, at approximately 6:40 p.m. the Riverside Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of an accident in the area of First Avenue and Forest Avenue. Upon arrival, responders located a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck the digital billboard sign for Riverside Brookfield High School. Responders removed the sole occupant/driver from the vehicle and performed lifesaving measures. The driver was then transported to Loyola Hospital where they were pronounced deceased.
The offending vehicle was traveling southbound on First Avenue, north of the intersection with Forest Avenue. Prior to leaving the roadway the offending vehicle struck another vehicle from behind, that was also traveling southbound on First Avenue. There was minor damage to the second vehicle.
The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force (WESTAF) Major Crash Investigation Team was called in to assist with the accident reconstruction. This is currently an active investigation.
Any inquires may be directed to Matthew Buckley, Director of Public Safety at 708-447-2700 ext. 306.