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'Craziest thing I've seen': 2 dead after car crashes into Park Ridge home

'It was just so unexpected': 2 dead after car crashes into Park Ridge home
'It was just so unexpected': 2 dead after car crashes into Park Ridge home 01:53

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Park Ridge police are investigating a crash leaving an elderly couple dead after their car crashed into a home in that community.

It happened in the 900 block of Oakton around 11:12 a.m. According to the Park Ridge Police Department, first responders found a 2007 Honda sedan with two occupants in the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. No one was home at the time of the crash.

Killed in the crash was 85-year-old Miloje Markovic, who was the driver, and his wife, 77-year-old Milena Markovic. The couple was from Niles.

Police said witnesses saw the Honda moving southbound on Cumberland approaching Oakton and "continued southbound through the intersection and into the residence at 901 Oakton, which is located on the south side of the intersection."

Neighbors tell CBS 2's Jackie Kostek they believe the home has actually been vacant for about a year. Public works crews and the gas company were there Tuesday afternoon. They said Oakton is a busy street and the fact that this car could fly through the intersection without hitting any other cars was shocking to them.

"It was the craziest thing I've ever seen."

Seventeen-year-old Daniel Spandiary was home with his sister, making breakfast around 11:00 a.m. when he first heard, then saw something come into his peripheral vision.

"I hear a car flying by. A car flies up. I can see out of the corner of my eye, hit the house and it was probably the loudest thing I've ever heard."

That car, a 2007 Honda sedan, Park Ridge police said was heading south on Cumberland when witnesses saw it cross the intersection and slam into the home at 901 Oakton.

"Went outside, there were like 10 people out there. No screaming, no nothing. No one knew what to say. It was just so unexpected."

Police said no one was in the house at the time but two people were in the car, police said, both died. The investigation continues.

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