Driver in fiery Ontario feeder ramp crash that killed 1 still at large

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A Chicago police officer surveys the wreckage of a fiery crash on the Ontario Street feeder ramp early Monday. | Network Video Productions

A woman killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash early Monday in River North that shut down the Ontario Street feeder ramp to the Kennedy Expressway for about eight hours has been identified.

About 1:30 a.m. Monday, a 2009 Nissan coupe was speeding west in the 400 block of West Ontario when it struck a utility pole at Orleans, causing the car to spin out and burst into flames, according to Chicago Police.

A passenger in the car, 21-year-old Alejandra Damian of Joliet, was pulled from the wreck and pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 a.m.,according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found she died of multiple injuries from an automobile striking a fixed object, and her death was ruled an accident.

The male driver jumped out of the car and ran away, police said. He was still being sought.

The crash scene in the 400 block of West Ohio. | ABC7 Chicago via Twitter

The crash scene in the 400 block of West Ohio. | ABC7 Chicago via Twitter

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash, which forced closure of the Ontario feeder ramp through the night and into the morning rush.

The ramp was reopened about 8:30 a.m., police said.

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