2 dead in high-speed crash that sent car into the air in West Pullman

The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 12400 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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The scene of a high-speed crash Thursday afternoon in West Pullman.

The scene of a high-speed crash Thursday afternoon in West Pullman.

Chicago Fire Department

Two people were killed and two others hurt after a high-speed crash in West Pullman sent one car into the air Thursday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., a Volkswagen Toureg was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 12400 block of South Michigan Avenue when it ran a stop sign and struck a Hyundai Kona, Chicago police said.

The Volkswagen went airborne and slammed into a tree, according to Chicago fire officials.

Ziyoun James, 18, was ejected from the vehicle while Inyoutae James, 22, was trapped inside, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

A female riding inside the Volkswagen was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was listed in good condition.

The woman, 59, driving the Hyundai was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center also in good condition.

Firefighters took about 20 minutes to free all people from the wreckage, according to fire officials.

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