Driver cited in crash that killed 2 at bus shelter

Truck Hits Station
Donald Wells of Metamora, Mich., is taken into police custody on Friday after his truck hit a crowd in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

A truck driver was cited for negligent driving after his semitrailer rammed into a Chicago Transit Authority train station bush shelter, killing two women and injuring 21 other people.

Donald Wells received the traffic ticket Sunday, police said. The investigation of the crash was ongoing, police said.

His rig crashed during the Friday afternoon rush hour at the Cermak stop, which serves the city's Chinatown neighborhood south of downtown.

Most of the 21 injured had been in the bus shelter underneath the elevated train or in the stairwell, fire department spokeswoman Eve Rodriguez said.

Elosia Guerrero, 47, and Delisia Brown, 18, died at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. At least three people remained hospitalized Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, and all were in fair condition.

Wells, of Metamora, Mich., was briefly hospitalized after his truck careered off an expressway. Police said a blood-alcohol test administered at the hospital was negative.

A message seeking comment was left Monday at a telephone listing for Wells in Michigan. Police said Wells is 64 years old, not 51 as previously reported.

The crash was captured by at least one surveillance camera, transit authority spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney said. The footage was turned over to police.

The truck was operated by Plymouth, Mich.-based Whiteline Express Ltd., the company confirmed. A company spokeswoman declined to comment.