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Boy, 14, killed when car slams into light pole in Avondale hit-and-run

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A teenage boy was killed and two others were injured in a hit-and-run crash early Wednesday in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Five teen boys were inside a car when it crashed into a light pole shortly after 4 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Western, according to Chicago police. The driver – described as a 6-foot-2, 17-year-old boy with dreadlocks – and the front-seat passenger, 16, ran away after the crash.

One of the back-seat passengers, 14-year-old Edward Love Jr., suffered blunt head trauma and was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 14-year-old boy suffered a shoulder injury while another 15-year-old suffered an injury to his jaw, police said. They were both taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where their conditions were stabilized.