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2 killed in hit-and-run crash in Park Manor

7100 block of South State Street | Google Earth

7100 block of South State Street | Google Earth

Two men were killed in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.

The men were killed when another vehicle crashed into their vehicle at 1:04 a.m. in the 7100 block of South State Street, according to Chicago police.

A white Ford Fusion was traveling north at a high speed on the Dan Ryan exit ramp to State Street when it hit another vehicle, which was eastbound on 71st Street, police said. The driver of the Ford, described as a male wearing a black T-shirt and black sweatpants, left the scene.

Jerome Clopton, 35, who was driving the other vehicle, and 42-year-old James Moore, a passenger, were both taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An autopsy Thursday found both men died from multiple injuries they suffered in the crash. Their deaths were ruled accidents.

Moore lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and Clopton lived in the Englewood neighborhood, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The Major Accidents Investigation Unit was investigating.