I-57 accident in Markham injures 7 after popcorn shop robbery

A total of seven victims were transported to hospitals after a crash on Interstate 57 in Markham between 147th and 159th streets.
June 15, 2012 5:07:02 AM PDT
Suspects in a robbery on the city's Southwest Side fled police and crashed their vehicle into two others on I-57, injuring seven people Thursday afternoon.

The incident started with a holdup at a popcorn shop at 117th and Western. Police attempted to stop the suspects' vehicle but they took off, crashing in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 159th street.

Two people were airlifted from the scene with life threatening injuries.

The suspects are in custody.


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