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Crash Kills Boy, 3, And 2 Others When Driver Tries To Get Away From Officers, Police Say

The crash happened Monday night in Englewood.

A crash left three people dead in the 6900 block of South Loomis Boulevard.
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ENGLEWOOD — A 3-year-old boy was among three people killed in a crash caused by a driver trying to outrun police Monday night in Englewood, police said.

At 7:07 p.m., officers saw someone speeding and driving “erratically” on 69th Street, police said. They chased the car with their emergency signals on, but the driver continued to speed.

The officers stopped following the car and turned off their signals, but the driver continued on 69th Street and went through a red light at Loomis Boulevard, police said.

The driver crashed into a car, which caused the second car to crash into two other cars stopped at the light, police said.

The driver ran away on foot and was not in custody, police said. A weapon was found in the person’s car.

Six people were killed or hospitalized in the crash:

• A 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.
• A 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital.
• A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital.
• A 43-year-old woman had neck and back pack and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where her condition was not available but she was listed as “stable,” police said.
• A 2-year-old girl was under observation at Stroger Hospital.
• A 26-year-old woman was sore and was at Stroger Hospital, where her condition was not available but she was listed as “stable,” police said.