Crash Rips Car in 2, Killing 4 Young Women

Car hit 'L' track support, then light pole

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    Ieshia Nelson, Tyshyra Hines, and Bernadette Harris died in a crash Saturday night after their car slammed into a support beam for 'L' tracks in the Austin neighborhood.

    Four young mothers were killed in a car crash on the West Side on Mother's Day morning.

    Images from the scene showed the car ripped in two and mangled into a heap of metal unrecognizable as a car.

    Fatal Crash Rips Car in Two

    [CHI] Fatal Crash Rips Car in Two
    Four women die in a violent crash in the Austin neighborhood, which ripped their car in two. (Published Sunday, May 13, 2012)

    The crash happened in the 4800 block of West Lake Street just after midnight. The speeding car slammed into a support beam for the Green Line 'L' tracks, then hit a light pole, which cut the car in two.

    Four women in their 20s were inside. Three died at the scene. A fourth woman, Leshia Nelson, 21, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m.

    Family identified two of the other victims as 21-year-old Tyshyra Hines, and 25-year-old Bernadette Harris, the Tribune reported.

    The CPD Major Accident Unit is investigating.