2 killed in separate vehicle crashes in Englewood

The fatal crashes occurred two hours apart and about half a mile from each other.

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Two people were killed in separate vehicle crashes less than a mile from each other overnight in Englewood on the South Side.

In the first reported crash, a Nissan Rogue collided with a Kia Optima about 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of South Racine Avenue, Chicago police said.

A woman, 23, riding as a passenger in the Nissan was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. She was identified as Raven Aholliday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Another 23-year-old woman driving the Nissan was transported to the same hospital in serious condition, police said. A third woman, 21, who was also riding in the Nissan was taken to Stroger Hospital where her condition was stabilized, police said. Both women suffered injuries to the body, according to police.

A female driving the Kia was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with swelling to the head, police said. Her condition has not yet been released.

About two hours later, a black vehicle was traveling in the 1500 block of West 74th Street when the driver ran a red light and t-boned a vehicle heading east on 74th, police said.

A male driving the vehicle that was struck was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Michael Jones.

A female riding in his vehicle was transported to the same hospital in critical condition, police said.

The Jeep also struck a second vehicle heading north on Ashland, police said. A couple riding in that vehicle was uninjured and refused medical treatment, police said.

A male driving the Jeep fled the scene of the accident, according to police.

No one was in custody in connection with either incident.

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