CHICAGO — Authorities say the driver of a speeding car who failed to stop for Chicago police caused a multi-vehicle crash, killing a 3-year-old boy and two men.
Chicago police say the driver fled on foot from the scene of Monday night’s crash in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood that also injured a 2-year-old girl and two women. The driver is being sought.
Police say officers in a marked vehicle had seen the car speeding, turned on emergency lights and followed the vehicle, but they stopped the pursuit and the car kept going. Police say the speeding car ran a red light, crashing into a vehicle that ended up hitting two other vehicles.
The men who died were identified as being 24 and 25 years old. The injured were in stable condition.