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4 killed in River Forest crash

The vehicle hit a planter and a light pole before slamming into the wall of a closed business, police said. No other vehicles were reported to be involved.

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Four people died after a vehicle crashed into a building Sunday in west suburban River Forest.

The crash happened about 12:50 a.m. in the 400 block of Harlem Avenue, River Forest police said.

The vehicle hit a planter and a light pole before slamming into the wall of a closed business, police said. No other vehicles were reported to be involved.

Two of the five people in the vehicle died at the scene, police said. Two more died at a local hospital.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the people as 20-year-old Javier Martinez, 20-year-old Wendy Salgado, 21-year-old Christian Isidro and 19-year-old Astrid Reyes.

Autopsy results Monday found they all died from their injuries in the crash and ruled the deaths as accidents, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The driver of the vehicle survived and was being treated at the hospital, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.