Drag racing accident in Chicago kills 3 people including 2 teenagers
Three people were killed, including two teenagers, when a car caught fire during a drag racing incident in Chicago over the weekend, police said.
Officials responded to the West Pullman area as early as 11pm Saturday night after police received reports of drag racing.
The driver of the vehicle somehow lost control and crashed into the Grand Motel at Block 12000 of South Halsted Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
Witnesses told police the car immediately caught fire.
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According to Fox 32, three people died in the crash, including two 18-year-old men.
Witnesses said they called the police after seeing the vehicle making donuts on the street.
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The family identified two of the victims as Jose Manuel Velazquez and Jonal Gutierrez. The family told Fox 32 they are both 18 years old and graduates of East Aurora High School.
Cellphone video taken shortly after the accident shows a fire trail leading to a car that appears to be completely engulfed. What exactly caused the fire accident is unclear.
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