Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One

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Reinaldo Collazo, Jr. and Reinaldo Collazo, Sr. are facing charges in connection to the killing of a 16-year-old in Melrose Park last week. | Melrose Park Police Department

Saturday, February 25, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to Melrose Park police, two men, a father and son, face charges relating to the Feb. 19 murder of 16-year-old Julian Hernandez, a Sun-Times Media Wire report notes. Hernandez was shot on the 1900 block of North 17th Ave. last Sunday at around 4:45 p.m.

According to the report: “Reinaldo Collazo Jr., 22, faces one count of first-degree murder; and his father, 49-year-old Reinaldo Collazo Sr., is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, possessing a firearm without an FOID card and obstructing justice, according to Melrose Park police.”

Both Collazo Sr. and Jr. are documented gang members, the report notes. To read the full Sun-Times Media Wire article, click here.

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The intersection of Mannheim Road and Lake Street. | Google Earth

According to a Feb. 23 report in the Daily Herald, one woman from Addison was killed in a three-car crash that happened in Melrose Park on Wednesday at around 3:56 a.m., at Mannheim Road and Lake Street.

“A 1998 Chevy Astro van traveling southbound on Mannheim Road disobeyed a red light and struck a 2007 Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Lake Street in the left lane and a 2006 Chevy Impala also traveling eastbound in the right lane,” the Daily Herald, citing a Melrose Park department news release, reported.

The woman, Cindy Baez-Gutierrez, 20, was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:51 a.m.

To read the full Daily Herald report, click here. VFP

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One thought on “Father, Son Charged With Melrose Park Teen’s Murder | Fatal 3-Car Crash Kills One”

  1. I’m glad that the perpretraitors have been caught and charged. I’m still hoping that there will be justice for the family of Julian Hernandez.

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