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One person died, and three children and at least four adults were injured in a four-car crash in the South Deering neighborhood Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police Department officials said.
Around 4:30 p.m., a man of unknown age was driving a sedan northbound on the 12100 block of South Torrence Avenue, and a 30-year-old man was driving an SUV southbound with four other people in his car, according to police.
Two other motorists were going north, police said: a 24-year-old man driving a pickup truck with one other person inside, and a 58-year-old woman driving an SUV without any passengers.
While driving north, the driver of the sedan crossed over into the southbound lane and struck the southbound SUV head-on. The drivers of the pickup truck and the other SUV both attempted to avoid the accident. The truck hit a light pole, and the SUV hit an object, according to police.
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The sedan driver was transported in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The man driving the SUV and an adult passenger were taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition. A 9-year-old, a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old who were also in the SUV were all taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to police.
The man driving the pickup and the woman driving the other SUV were both taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition, police said.
According to police, no citations were issued. Police are investigating.
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