A driver went missing after a high-speed crash killed a woman and shut down the Ontario feeder ramp to the Kennedy Expressway early Monday morning, police said.
According to authorities, a 2009 Nissan Coupe was traveling at a high rate of speed around 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of West Ontario when it hit a utility pole. The impact caused the car to spin out and burst into flames, police said.
The driver extricated himself and fled the scene on foot and a woman in her 20s was later removed by first responders and pronounced dead at the scene, Chicago police said in a statement.
Video from a witness who heard the crash shows the burning vehicle split in two as firefighters arrived at the scene. Officers at the scene placed evidence markers along a trail of blood that went west down Ontario.
The crash remained under investigation by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Unit early Monday morning.
The ramp to the expressway was expected to remain closed for several hours after the crash and throughout the morning rush hour.