At least 2 killed, 16 injured in Chicago wreck involving stolen car

Two killed, 16 injured after stolen car collides with multiple vehicles in Chatham

Two killed, 16 injured after stolen car collides with multiple vehicles in Chatham


At least two people were killed and 16 others were injured when a speeding Dodge Charger that was reported stolen caused a violent multivehicle wreck in Chicago on Wednesday evening, officials said. Seven children are among the injured.

The accident happened in Chatham on the South Side of Chicago around 5:00 p.m. local time.

At a news briefing, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that the Charger was traveling the wrong way “at a very high rate of speed” when it collided with seven other vehicles. “It caught fire soon after,” Brown said.

Brown reveals that both men aboard the Charger died on the spot. Their names were not immediately released.

Seven children and nine adults were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. His conditions were not provided.

Aerial footage from the scene of the crash from CBS Chicago shows several vehicles scattered on the road.

At least 2 dead, 16 injured in violent Chicago wreck involving stolen car
Above the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that left at least two people dead and 16 others injured in Chicago, Illinois. November 23, 2022.

CBS Chicago

The charger was reported stolen Wednesday in the suburban Chicago city of Markham, according to Brown. A firearm described as a long rifle was also found in the charger.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters the city has had nearly 100 traffic-related deaths so far this year, “and a lot of them are speed-related.”

“This is an important issue, and we are doing everything we can,” Lightfoot said. “But people are determined to ignore the speed limit. There’s very little we’re going to be able to do, other than actually become more aggressive, about arresting and detaining people outright.” “

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