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1 dead, 1 seriously injured following hit-and-run crash in Back of the Yards

About 12:15 a.m., a man, 32, and a male, whose age was not immediately known, were driving west in the 3600 block of West 47th Street when their car was sideswiped by a car that left the scene, police said.

A Chicago police squad car was struck December, 11, 2021 in Park Manor.
One person died and another was seriously injured after a crash Dec. 11 in Back of the Yards.
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One person died and another was seriously injured Saturday morning after a hit-and-run crash in Back of the Yards on the Southwest Side.

About 12:15 a.m., the driver, a 32-year-old man, and a male, whose age was not immediately known, were traveling west in the 3600 block of West 47th Street when their car was sideswiped by a car that left the scene, Chicago police said. The driver lost control of the car and struck a pole, police said.

The driver suffered body trauma was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was identified as Francisco Garcia Lopez by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The male was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with unknown injuries, where he was in serious condition, police said.

No one was in custody.