Chicago South Side Man Charged in Fatal Traffic Crash

Chicago South Side Man Charged in Fatal Traffic Crash


Paul Forbes, 26
10300 block of South Rhodes Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

One felony count of Murder – Strong Probability Death/Injury
One felony count of Aggravated Fleeing
Two felony counts of Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm
One misdemeanor count of Driving on a Suspended License
Cited for Disobey Red Circular Steady Signal Stop and No Registration

Central Bond Court, 2600 South California Ave – August 26, 2015

Forbes was arrested and charged in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on August 24, 2015 at approximately 7:35 p.m. Officers stopped Forbes for a traffic violation in the 7500 block of S. St. Lawrence and fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed as officers approached. Forbes then failed to stop at a red light and struck a vehicle causing a chain reaction crash which resulted in the death of a 66 year-old male pedestrian. Four other victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Forbes was placed into custody and was charged accordingly. No further details available at this time.


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