A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least 11 hospitalized Wednesday night


Two people are killed and 11 others hospitalized – including five children – in fiery crash caused by speeding driver in stolen Dodge Charge hurtling wrong way down Chicago street

  • A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck on Wednesday night
  • Both people inside the stolen Dodge Charger were killed at the scene
  • Three men, three women and five children – aged between 10 months old and 15 – were hospitalized with injuries

A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least 11 hospitalized Wednesday night, police said.

Both people inside the speeding Dodge Charger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Chatham, Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters.

Three women, three men and five children – aged between 10 months old and 15 – were hospitalized, police said Thursday morning. All were listed in either fair or good condition.

Brown said the Charger had been reported stolen earlier in the day and authorities found a gun in the car. Officials did not immediately identify the two people who died inside the Charger.

A speeding driver in a stolen car went the wrong way down a Chicago street and caused a fiery, multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least 11 hospitalized Wednesday night

Three women, three men and five children - aged between 10 months old and 15 - were hospitalized

Three women, three men and five children – aged between 10 months old and 15 – were hospitalized

Both people inside the speeding Dodge Charger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Chatham

Both people inside the speeding Dodge Charger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Chatham 

‘This is a really bad crash,’ Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford said, according to WLS-TV. ‘I´ve seen many, many – and this is among the worst.’

The Dodge Charger was reported stolen earlier in the day and a long-rifle type firearm was found in the car. 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday night urged people in the Windy City to slow down. 

‘This is something that we can control. Just take your foot off the gas and obey the speed limits,’ she said. 



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