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Man killed, 3 injured in Dolton crash

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A 27-year-old man was killed and three other people were injured in a crash early Monday in south suburban Dolton.

The crash happened about 12:20 a.m. at 14th Street and Woodlawn, according to Dolton police.

According to witnesses, a black BMW SUV was speeding and did not stop for a stop sign, police said. The BMW broadsided a black Chevrolet at the intersection.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 27-year-old Craig C. Collins of Dolton, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Monday found he died of multiple injuries from the collision, and his death was ruled an accident.

His passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was initially taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Hammond, but was airlifted to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn because of the extent of her injuries, police said.

The 28-year-old man who was driving the BMW was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey with non-life-threatening injuries, and his passenger, a 22-year-old man, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police said the driver of the BMW will be held for questioning once he is released from the hospital. Alcohol and drugs are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.