Man fleeing traffic stop dies in South Loop crash; 2 teens among 6 injured

The 22-year-old driver made a U-turn as police approached him Sunday night in the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue and struck another car and an SUV, Chicago police said.

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Three people were killed in separate crashes across the Chicago area during a winter storm early Saturday.

Six people were hurt in a crash after a driver fled police during a traffic stop Sunday night. The driver of the fleeing car died.

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A man died after he crashed his car while fleeing a traffic stop Sunday night, and two teens were among six other people injured on the Near South Side.

Officers were approaching a Hyundai Sonatta about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue when the driver made a U-turn and struck an Infiniti and a Honda SUV, Chicago police said.

  • The driver, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
  • An 18-year-old passenger in the Hyundai was taken to the hospital and listed in fair condition.
  • A third passenger, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
  • An 18-year-old man driving the Infiniti was taken to Stroger and in fair condition.
  • A 32-year-old woman, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were also taken to Stroger in fair condition.

The police department’s major accidents unit is investigating.

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