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Girl, 14, killed, three adults injured when crash sends vehicle to bus stop in Auburn Gresham


CHICAGO (CBS) – A 14-year-old girl has died and three adults have been rushed to hospital after a sports utility vehicle hit a bus stop in Auburn Gresham on Friday night.

As CBS 2’s Marybel González reported, police say a 33-year-old man was driving a gold Mercedes-Benz west on 79th Street when he ran through a red light on Racine Avenue.

The Mercedes first hit a black Jeep heading south on Racine Avenue, and the Jeep in turn jumped the sidewalk and hit a 14-year-old woman and girl standing at a Chicago bus stop Transit Authority.

“Coming so fast, that’s how he was able to knock that Jeep into the crowd of pedestrians waiting on the bus. I don’t know how many, but I know that little girl was stuck between those brakes – you know what I’m saying?” said witness Vincent Holland. “There was nothing we could do about it.”

The girl was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, where she was pronounced dead. The woman with her at the bus stop, age unspecified, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

The 33-year-old man driving the Mercedes was taken to an unspecified hospital in serious condition, and the 42-year-old man driving the Jeep was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in fair condition.

At 10 p.m., the two crashed vehicles remained in place with vehicle parts and debris strewn all along the street.

The Police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.


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