3 killed when car strikes pole and wall, catches fire in West Pullman

Officers responding to a report of drag racing witnessed a driver hit a pole and wall, police said.

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Three people were killed in a car crash Friday night in West Pullman.

Officers responding to a report of drag racing about 11 p.m. in the 12000 block of South Halsted Street witnessed a driver strike a pole, lose control of the car and hit a wall, Chicago police said. The car then caught fire.

Joniel Gutierrez, 18, Jose Manuel Velazquez, 18, and Salvador Garcia, 19, person were found inside the car and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

CPD’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.

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