2 killed, 2 critically injured in fiery Washington Park crash: Chicago fire officials; victims ID’d

2 killed, 2 critically injured in fiery Washington Park crash: Chicago fire officials; victims ID’d

CHICAGO (TOC) — Emergency crews remained on the scene of a fiery Washington Park crash through which two had been killed and two extra injured hours later early Tuesday morning.

Two individuals died and two extra had been injured in a single-vehicle crash in Washington Park Monday night time.

Chicago police mentioned the crimson SUV, which was carrying 4 individuals together with the driving force about 8:30 p.m., was driving east on Morgan Drive when it sideswiped a silver Chrysler sedan additionally driving east. It then veered off the highway and struck a tree.

Three individuals had been trapped within the automobile and needed to be extracted. One particular person was ejected, fireplace officers mentioned.

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As Chicago firefighters had been working to rescue the victims, there gave the impression to be an explosion that threw them again. At occasions, the automobile was totally engulfed in flames.

Two of the victims had been pronounced lifeless on the scene, in accordance with the hearth division. The opposite two had been taken to College of Chicago Medical Middle in vital situation.

Police mentioned the 2 victims who died had been Edjuan Poole, 18, of Chicago and Taylor Smith, 20, of Chicago. The 2 individuals hospitalized had been a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man. They had been listed in honest situation Tuesday morning.

The driving force of the Chrysler was not injured and refused therapy on the scene.

No additional particulars had been launched. Space One detectives are investigating.

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