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.
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.