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Man killed in Chicago Ridge crash after fleeing expressway traffic stop

Alontae D. London, 22, was thrown from the Ford Mustang in the crash and died at the scene, authorities said.

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A man was killed in a crash Sept. 18, 2020, at 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago Ridge.
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A Chicago man died in a crash Friday in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop on Interstate 57.

A state trooper tried to pull a blue 2018 Ford Mustang over at 12:23 a.m. on southbound I-57 near Vollmer Road, according to Illinois State Police. The driver took off and the trooper did not pursue him.

At 12:41 a.m., the Mustang was eastbound on 95th Street approaching Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago Ridge when it ran a red light, state police said. A maroon 2007 Ford Focus, which was southbound on Ridgeland with a green light, hit the driver’s side of the Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang was thrown from the car and landed in a parking lot on the southeast corner of the intersection, according to state police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as 22-year-old Alontae D. London. He lived in Burnside on the South Side.

The driver of the Focus, a 57-year-old Bridgeview man, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to state police. The crash remains under investigation.