- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) - A man who authorities say caused an 11-vehicle crash that killed himself and two nuns in suburban Chicago had a blood-alcohol level more than two times the legal limit.

Police in Oak Lawn said Monday that toxicology results show 81-year-old Edward Carthans was driving drunk during the October crash.

Sisters Jean Stickney and Kab Kyoung Kim died at the scene. Stickney was 86 and Kim was 48.

Nearly two dozen other people were injured.

Carthans was driving a pickup truck that crashed into vehicles stopped at a red light in the oncoming lane.

Oak Lawn police said that besides alcohol, excessive speed was a contributing factor.



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