Teens Killed After Crashing Stolen SUV - NBC Chicago

Teens Killed After Crashing Stolen SUV

Vehicle flips over, crashes into tree



    Two die, three injured in New Year's Day crash. (Published Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012)

    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.