Woman killed in crash with carjacking suspect in Goose Island

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A woman was killed in a crash with a carjacking suspect driving a stolen car Tuesday night in the Goose Island neighborhood on the Near North Side.

The carjacker, a 29-year-old man, approached a 31-year-old man in his vehicle about 10:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West Walton, according to Chicago Police. The carjacker opened the car door, hit him in the face, dragged him out of the vehicle and drove away.

A few minutes later, the carjacker crashed the stolen car into two other vehicles in the 800 block of North Larrabee, police said.

The driver of one of the other vehicles, 69-year-old Perla Carandang, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 12:56 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. She lived in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North Side.

The carjacker was identified by the owner of the stolen car and taken into custody, police said.

He is currently at Illinois MasonicMedical Center in serious condition, police said. The 31-year-old man is in good condition at Northwestern with minor injuries, police said. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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