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Two Dead, Three Injured After Police Chase

Two people died and three others in extremely critical condition



    Deadly Crash

    Two people died in a crash on the far South Side. (Published Friday, Aug. 20, 2010)

    At least two people died Friday morning, and three others were injured after a police chase ended in tragedy on Chicago's Far South Side. 

    Cops began following a gray Buick sedan with five people inside in Calumet City  after a woman called 911, and flagged down a squad car, claiming the driver pointed a gun at her from the passenger window, Calumet City Capt. Dan Zorzi told the Chicago Tribune..

    The police tried to pull over the Buick, but the driver didn't stop. The officers chased the car from the 1900 block of Sibley Boulevard and got onto the Bishop Ford Expressway.

    The chase went through Dolton, Riverdale and Calumet Park. However, the 7-mile chase ended when the driver slammed into a pole near a McDonald's at 114th and Halsted St. on the South Side around 1:30 a.m., police said.Police later said the vehicle that crashed had been carjacked.

    The Cook County medical examiner's officer confirmed a woman died at the scene. Another man was pronounced dead a couple hours later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

    Zorzi said the other three victims are hospitalized in extremely critical condition at Stroger and Christ hospitals.

    The officers didn't suffer any injuries, he said.

    The crash is under investigation.