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2 Dead, 2 Hurt in High-Speed Crash in West Pullman

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Chicago police say that two people, including a 17-year-old boy, and two others were injured in a high-speed crash on the city’s Far South Side Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities, a 22-year-old man was driving a Volkswagen SUV eastbound on 124th Street at a high rate of speed at approximately 1:39 p.m. when he blew through a stop sign, smashing into a Hyundai SUV.

Police say the Volkswagen flipped over from the force of the impact and slammed into a tree.

The 17-year-old was ejected from the Volkswagen, and the 22-year-old was trapped inside. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A passenger in the Volkswagen was transported to an area hospital and was listed in good condition.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 59-year-old woman, was taken to an area hospital in good condition.

No citations were issued in the crash, and an investigation remains underway.

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