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Man in Custody After SUV Crash Into Pizzeria Kills 1, Injures 4 on Chicago’s Northwest Side

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A man is in custody after he crashed into a pizza restaurant on the Northwest Side Saturday, killing an 81-year-old woman and wounding four others.

The man, 34, was eastbound in the left lane of traffic about 3:41 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Fullerton Avenue when he lost control, went over the sidewalk and struck a Cochiaro’s Pizza restaurant, Chicago police said.

People were waiting outside for the bus when they were struck, the Chicago Fire Department said.

Myrna Logan, 81, was pinned underneath his vehicle and pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Sunday ruled her death an accident, saying she died of blunt force injuries related to the crash.

A man, 60, was also taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition with a leg injury, police said.

Two women, 64 and 82, were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The older woman had a broken leg, and the younger woman had leg injuries. Both their conditions were stabilized.

A 76-year-old woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with a leg injury, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

The driver of the vehicle was treated and released from Community First Medical Center, police said. He was taken into custody, and Chicago police’s Major Accidents unit is investigating.

No charges had been filed against him as of Sunday morning.

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