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1 dead, 2 critically injured after SUV strikes pole in South Loop

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One person has died and two others injured after a Jeep struck a utility pole in the South Loop. (WLS)

A woman was killed and two other people were critically injured in a crash early Saturday in the South Loop, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., the driver of a Jeep Cherokee was going south on Clark when they turned left onto Cermak Road and struck a pole, Chicago police said. The SUV slammed into a utility police, which snapped in half and part of it fell over the roadway.

The woman and two other people were taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died and they were listed in critical condition, police said.

The Cook Count Medical Examiner's Office didn't immediately confirm her death.
WLS-TV contributed to this report

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2018.)
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