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Brother and sister killed in Maywood crash

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A brother and sister were killed in a crash early Tuesday in west suburban Maywood.

The crash happened at 3:48 a.m. in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue, according to Maywood police. A 24-year-old Maywood woman was speeding north on 9th Avenue in a 2004 GMC Envoy when she crashed into a vehicle pulling out of a driveway.

Two people inside the second vehicle, 22-year-old Charlaine M. Shelton and 26-year-old Martrail D. Shelton, were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where they were pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The Sheltons, who were brother and sister, both lived in Maywood.

Autopsies on Wednesday showed they both died of multiple blunt force injuries suffered in the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. Both of their deaths were ruled accidents.

The 24-year-old woman tried to run away, but was taken into custody after a brief altercation, police said. Charges are pending.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Detective Zimmerman at (708) 450-4311.