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1 killed, 3 arrested after stolen vehicle crashes into Jeffery Manor bus shelter

The driver of a stolen vehicle fled police Sunday and hit a man seated in a bus shelter in the 9800 block of South Van Vlissingen Road.

Chicago police investigate a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle
Chicago police investigate a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle June 30, 2019, in the 9800 block of South Van Vlissingen Road.
Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A person sitting inside a bus shelter in Jeffery Manor was killed Sunday when a stolen vehicle, fleeing from police, crashed into the shelter.

Three people were taken into custody.

The incident started about 11:40 a.m., when a person told police his white Jeep had been stolen and was near 101st Street and Crandon Avenue, Chicago police said.

Officers soon located the Jeep and tried to pull it over, but the vehicle sped off.

The driver of the Jeep lost control in the 9800 block of South Van Vlissingen Road and careened into a CTA bus shelter, police said.

Michael Jordan, a man who was seated at the bus shelter, was hit by the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Police initially said he was 27 years old, but now believe he may have been 67. The medical examiner’s office has not confirmed his age.

He was pronounced dead on the scene, and an autopsy conducted Monday ruled his death an accident from blunt force injuries due to the crash.

The driver and two passengers from the Jeep were taken into custody and charged, police said.

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