‘A Lot of Chaos’: Dashcam captures hit-and-run accident that left 3 dead – NBC Chicago

Police are still searching for a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run that left three people dead on Chicago’s Far South Side, and new video has emerged of the horrific event.

It happened just after 5 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of 71st Street and Jeffery in the Rive-Sud district, according to the police.

An eyewitness told NBC 5 that she had just left the nearby Jeffery Pub and was talking to another person when a car pulled up on the street.

“I was standing outside the bar talking to one of the victims,” ​​she said. “I took about three steps, and a car came and hit him and he flew over the car.”

Dashcam footage taken from another vehicle shows the chilling scene unfolding. Several people are in the street, several of whom are engaged in a physical altercation, when a car appears.

The vehicle eventually struck four of the men at high speed and then fled the scene.

The four men were taken to area hospitals, three of whom died of their injuries, police said. A fourth victim was seriously injured and is still hospitalized.

Jeffery Pub posted a message on its Facebook page after the incident.

“Our hearts are heavy this morning that such a tragic event has occurred,” the bar said in a statement. “We always encourage everyone to leave and immediately get back in their vehicle to get home safely, and tonight it happened.”

The woman who witnessed the accident described the chaotic scene.

“A lot of chaos,” she said. “He got hit and ‘boom, boom, boom’, other people got hit, and I was just focused on who I was in front of.”

Police have yet to identify a suspect in the crash and are actively seeking information from eyewitnesses to determine who was responsible for the incident.

NBC Chicago

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