1 dead, 4 hurt in Greater Grand Crossing rollover crash

A man sped off from a traffic stop “in an erratic manner” before his vehicle hit two other vehicles and rolled over, police said.

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One person was killed and four others were hurt in a rollover crash after a driver fled a traffic stop July 31, 2020, in the 400 block of West 76th Street.

One person was killed and four others were hurt in a rollover crash after a driver fled a traffic stop July 31, 2020, in the 400 block of West 76th Street.

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A man was killed in a rollover crash after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop Friday near Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side.

Officers pulled the driver over for a minor traffic violation about 10:40 p.m. in the 400 block of West 76th Street, according to Chicago police. During the stop, he drove away “in an erratic manner.”

His vehicle hit two other vehicles moments later before flipping over, police said. The driver was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the driver as Gaylord Morgan Jr., 45, of Gresham. An autopsy ruled his death an accident.

Four other people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries and for observation, police said.

The CPD Major Accidents Unit is investigating.

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