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Two people were injured in a crash early Sunday in the 3100 block of South Damen. | Network Video Productions

1 killed, 1 critically injured when car crashes into semi on South Side

SHARE 1 killed, 1 critically injured when car crashes into semi on South Side
SHARE 1 killed, 1 critically injured when car crashes into semi on South Side

A woman was killed and another person critically injured when a car crashed into a semi truck in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side early Sunday.

About 5:20 a.m., the semi had exited northbound Interstate 55 and was turning left onto Damen when a 2008 Dodge sedan slammed into its trailer on the passenger side, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.

The driver of the Dodge – a female whose age wasn’t available – and a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the passenger later died, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The passenger was identified as Sonia Vargas, of the 3500 block of South Washtenaw, the medical examiner’s office said.

The car driver was listed in critical condition, and the truck driver was not hurt, police said.

No charges or citations had been issued as of Sunday afternoon as the police Major Accidents Investigations unit looks into the crash.

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