Car crash in East Garfield Park today: 1 dead, driver in custody after Chicago Police Department attempted to contain vehicle, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — One person is dead and another in custody after multiple vehicles collided on the city’s West Side Saturday morning, Chicago Police Department said.

The accident happened around 11:45 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood near Hamlin and Madison, police said. A tagged CPD unit tried to curb a Hyundai Genesis, but the driver ignored officers and drove on before ramming a Honda Civic.

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The Civic then hit a parked Chevy Impala, which then created a domino effect and also hit some unoccupied, parked vehicles, police said.

Three people were hospitalized, the Chicago Fire Department said. Two people, a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was transported to the same hospital in serious condition.

One person was killed in the crash, the Cook County coroner said.

The driver of the Genesis has been taken into custody and charges are pending, police said. An investigation is underway.

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