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Berwyn man dies following crash in Crest Hill

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Crest Hill — A 51-year-old man who died following a crash in Crest Hill was involved in a road rage incident with another vehicle, police said.

On Wednesday, Marcus Mares of Berwyn was the driver of a Toyota Corolla who was involved in a road rage incident with the 52-year-old male driver of a Subaru Legacy, according to Crest Hill Police Ed Clark.

Both vehicles were on Gaylord Road, he said.

At some point during the incident, the two vehicles were involved in a collision that forced Mares’ vehicle to enter another lane of traffic and strike a Ford Explorer driven by a 72-year-old woman, Clark said.

After the crash, Mares left the vehicle and spoke with officers before he was taken to a hospital for a head laceration, Clark said.

Mares was sent to Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced deceased, according to Will County Coroner Laurie Summers.

Clark said the driver of the Subaru Legacy refused treatment and the driver of the Ford Explorer was not injured.