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Drivers sought in East Garfield Park hit-and-run crash that killed woman, injured 2 kids

A black BMW 550i and a gray car were speeding east on Franklin Boulevard around 2 p.m. Thursday and went through a red light at Homan Avenue.

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Two drivers are wanted by police after they sped through a red light Thursday in East Garfield Park and one of them crashed, killing a woman and injuring two children.

A black BMW 550i and a gray car sped east on Franklin Boulevard and went through a red light at Homan Avenue around 2 p.m., detectives said in a community alert.

The BMW struck a southbound Toyota SUV, police said. The woman driving the SUV was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead, police and fire officials said.

She was identified as Tiaquana Booker, 38, of Galewood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Two children and a man were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said. Two other adults went to the same hospital in good condition, he said.

The BMW was disabled and its driver ran away, police said. The gray car left the scene without stopping.

Anyone with information on the crash can call the Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.