Police: 1 dead, 2 critically injured after SUV strikes pole in South Loop

SHARE Police: 1 dead, 2 critically injured after SUV strikes pole in South Loop

The intersection of Cermak Road and Clark Street | Google Maps

A woman was killed and two other people were critically injured in a crash early Saturday in the South Loop, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., the driver of a Jeep Cherokee was going south on Clark Street when they turned left onto Cermak Road and struck a pole, Chicago Police said.

Cindy Ramirez, 19, and two other people were taken to Stroger Hospital, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Ramirez, who lived in the Southwest Side Clearing neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 3 a.m.

The other two people were listed in critical condition, police said.

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The two were identified as Marisa Dister, 46, and Russell O’Connor, 44, who were found at a residence in the 300 block of West 12th Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A gun was recovered near their bodies.
The former couple noted that deciding where to settle down contributed to their decision to go their separate ways.
Joey Miller, 25, was arrested Thursday and now faces three felony charges: first-degree attempted murder, home invasion and aggravated battery, police said.
Larry Walker, 37 and of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, is facing charges for attempted murder and aggravated battery, police said.
The string of robberies started at about 4:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Halsted Street when a 29-year-old man was getting out of his car and a black sedan pulled up and four to five men got out and pointed guns at him, police said.