Suspected carjacker dead, 2 women hurt when car hits CTA train support beam in Loop

The driver was in her car Wednesday in the 100 block of East Lake Street when a man and woman got in, police said. There was a struggle, and the car hit the beam.

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Chicago police work the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the Loop on Wednesday evening. Police say a dark-colored SUV crashed into a support column of the CTA ‘L’ on East Lake Street after a male and female entered the vehicle in a carjacking attempt.

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A suspected carjacker was killed and two women were injured when the driver of the car crashed into the support column of a CTA elevated train line in the Loop Wednesday, police said.

The driver was in her Infinity FX35 in the 100 block of East Lake Street when a man and woman jumped in about 5:40 p.m., police said. There was a struggle, and the car hit the support beam.

Chicago fire officials pulled the three from the car and took them to hospitals. The man, Elijah Treadwell, 18, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The women were stabilized at the hospital, officials said.

The woman with the man was taken into custody and charges were pending, police said.

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One person was killed and two people were injured in a crash during a carjacking attempt in the Loop, police said. A woman is in custody.

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