1 dead, 4 badly hurt during Far South Side crash

Tribune reporter

A woman was killed and four others were hospitalized following a 2-car crash in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to  the Chicago Fire Department and police.

Two vehicles slammed into a building at 2:20 a.m. in the 10200 block of South Sangamon Street, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

A woman in her 20s was dead on the scene while four others were taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the fire department.

The woman's name was not being released pending notification of her family.

Alfaro did not know which vehicle the victims were inside, and said he did not believe anyone inside the structure was injured.

An EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was secured following the crash, according to the fire department.


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