Teens Killed After Crashing Stolen SUV

Vehicle flips over, crashes into tree

Sunday, Jan 1, 2012  |  Updated 6:16 PM CDT
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Two die, three injured in New Year's Day crash.

Two die, three injured in New Year's Day crash.

Two teens were killed and three injured following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

It happened shortly before 5 a.m. on Interstate 57, near 186th Street in Country Club Hills.

According to the medical examiner, the victims were the driver, a 16-year-old boy from Hazel Crest, and the front-seat passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Country Club Hills.

State Police say the SUV was stolen during a burglary in Matteson earlier in the day.

The SUV left the road "at a high rate of speed," rolled over and hit a tree, according to an officer at the scene.

The three other passengers were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

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