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Minn. man killed in Edens crash, charges pending

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The second vehicle involved in a two-car crash on the Edens was separated from the other vehicle by a quarter-mile. (NVP) The second vehicle involved in a two-car crash on the Edens was separated from the other vehicle by a quarter-mile. (NVP)
Police were on the scene of a fatal two-car crash on the Edens Sunday morning. (NVP) Police were on the scene of a fatal two-car crash on the Edens Sunday morning. (NVP)
A vehicle was completely mangled in a two-car, fatal crash on the Edens, police said. (NVP) A vehicle was completely mangled in a two-car, fatal crash on the Edens, police said. (NVP)
SKOKIE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 26-year-old Minnesota man is dead and charges are pending against a north suburban Lincolnwood man after a rear-end collision on the Edens Expressway in Skokie early Sunday.

The Lincolnwood man, driving a white, 2-passenger Audi, was likely speeding when his car rearended a Chevy truck on the southbound Edens near Touhy Avenue about 1:45 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.

The man driving the Chevy veered the truck to the right before it rolled over twice, police said.

The driver of the Chevy, Samee Ranginwala, of the 100 block of Essex Road in Mankato, Minn., was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:09 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

An autopsy performed Sunday found Ranginwala died of brain injuries he suffered in the crash and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner's office said.

Charges are pending against the driver of the Audi, who was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, police said Sunday afternoon.

Both vehicles appeared to be completely mangled and were at separate ends of what Illinois State Police Master Sgt. George Jimenez said was a quarter-mile-long crash scene.

All southbound lanes were reopened almost six hours after the crash at 7:30 a.m., police said.

Illinois State Police are investigating.

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