2 women killed in rollover crash on I-57

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Illinois State Police investigate a rollover crash early Sunday in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 99th Street. | Network Video Productions

Two women were killed when a car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 57 early Sunday on the Far South Side.

The vehicle slammed into a pole and concrete barrier about 2:45 a.m. and rolled into the southbound lanes of the highway near 99th Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Julia M. Cooper, 20, and Tashay Norwood, 21, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cooper lived in the 12200 block of South Aberdeen, and Norwood in the 500 block of West 126th Street, authorities said.

No one else was hurt, fire officials said.

Southbound traffic on I-57 was shut down until 8 a.m. as crews cleared the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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