1 dead, 11 injured in Loop crash

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Fire crews respond to a multi-vehicle crash Jan. 27 in the Loop that left Darius Sconiers dead. | Chicago Fire Media Affairs

One person was killed and eleven others were injured in an eight-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in the Loop.

The pin-in crash happened about 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Congress Parkway and Wells Street, according to Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Media Affairs.

Following the crash, seven people were listed in serious to critical condition, fire media affairs said. Four were taken to Stroger Hospital, while three others were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Darius C. Sconiers, 35, was later pronounced dead at Stroger at 4:54 p.m., according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He lived in west suburban Bellwood.

Two other people were taken to Rush University Medical Center in fair to serious condition, and three more were taken to Stroger in good to fair condition, fire media affairs said.

Eleven people refused medial treatment at the scene, fire media affairs said.

Congress was temporarily shut down for a crash investigation, fire media affairs said.

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