1 dead after multi-car crash on Chicago's Southwest Side – CBS News

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By Sara Machi
/ CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)– Two people were hospitalized — and one of them later died — following a multi-car crash near Marquette Park Thursday night, according to Illinois State Police.  
The crash took place near 71st Street and Francisco Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Roads were closed in both directions as emergency crews worked to clear the scene. 
Initial reports say ISP troopers saw a car driving recklessly. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the car fled at a high rate of speed before colliding with multiple cars. CBS 2’s non-stop news crew counted seven damaged cars with some ending up on the sidewalk. 
At the time of the crash, there were no troopers in the vicinity of the car, ISP said. 
First responders were seen sawing through metal to reach a passenger trapped inside the car. 
The driver and passenger of the fleeing car were taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The passenger, identified as 19-year-old Nasiah Harris by the Medical Examiner’s Office, later died at the hospital, state police said.
Troopers recovered a gun from the car. 
Police have not released further details on the cause of the crash. 
First published on December 8, 2023 / 5:31 AM CST
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