Man Charged in South Side Crash That Killed 2-Year-Old Girl

The girl was not inside a car seat during the crash, police said

A man has been charged as the driver in a crash that ejected and killed a 2-year-old girl on Sunday.

Donell Davis, 21, of Roseland, is charged with reckless homicide, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a weapon, driving without a license and several traffic violations, Chicago police said.

Davis was allegedly fleeing police about 9:15 p.m. from a traffic stop in the 10700 block of South Michigan Avenue of the Roseland neighborhood, police said.

He allegedly sped through a stop sign at Calumet Avenue and collided with another vehicle and then a tree, police said.

Danyla Owens, 2, flew out of the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She was not secured in a car seat at the time.

Officers recovered a weapon from Davis’ vehicle, police said. Four other people were injured in the crash.

Davis is due for a bail hearing on Wednesday.

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