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1 killed, 5 injured in Englewood crash after vehicle flees traffic stop

The collision in the 7100 block of South Stewart Avenue caused one of the vehicles to flip over.

Denzel Washington was driving 88 mph seconds before the July 2019 crash that claimed the life of 23-year-old Jason Yancey, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Police investigate a crash that left at least one person dead in the 7100 block of South Stewart Avenue, July 10, 2019, in Englewood.
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A man was killed and five others injured Wednesday in a multi-vehicle crash in Englewood on the South Side.

About 4:43 p.m., a Chrysler was traveling in the 7100 block of South Stewart Avenue when officers attempted a traffic stop, Chicago police said. It continued eastbound and struck a silver-colored Mitsubishi, causing the Chrysler to flip over.

Jason Yancey, 23, was in the Chrysler and pronounced dead on scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Thursday found Yancey died of multiple injuries from the crash and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in south suburban Dolton.

Also in the Chrysler were two men, 25, and 23, as well as a 17-year-old boy, police said. The 25-year-old man and the teen were taken the University of Chicago Medical Center. The teen was in fair condition and the man was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. His condition was stabilized.

Two women, 23 and 50, were in the Mitsubishi, police said. They were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Chicago police’s Major Accidents unit is investigating.

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