CHICAGO — A driver fleeing from officers caused a crash that killed a 2-year-old girl Sunday night, police said.
At 8:45 p.m., officers tried to pull over the driver of a Chrysler in the 10700 block of South Michigan Avenue, but the driver took off and went through a stop sign, police said. The driver hit an Acura in the 10700 block of South Calumet Avenue.
The Chrysler went into a tree and a 2-year-old girl was thrown from the car, police said. She was taken to Roseland Community Hospital with head injuries and was pronounced dead.
Two people in the Acura, a 62-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, were taken to Roseland Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Two passengers from the Chrysler, a 21-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman, were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where their conditions were not available but they were listed as “stable,” police said.
The person driving the Chrysler, a 21-year-old man, was taken into custody and refused medical treatment.
A weapon was found in the Chrysler and the 2-year-old was not in a car seat, police said.
The toddler’s identity had not been released as of early Monday.