Police: Woman killed when vehicle crashes into bus shelter in Calumet Heights

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A person was killed when a vehicle plowed into a CTA bus shelter Tuesday evening in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side, police said. (WLS)

A woman was killed when a vehicle plowed into a CTA bus shelter Tuesday evening in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The crash happened about 6:25 p.m. near the intersection of 94th Street and Stony Island Avenue, Chicago police said, and involved a Chevy sedan and a BMW SUV.

A viewer captured the fiery crash on cell phone video as they drove by the crash.

Police said the 67-year-old African American woman died after she was struck by a vehicle while standing at a CTA bus shelter.

"It was like that close," said Terry Bell, witness. "It could have been me."

Bell was in his car at the intersection when the crash happened.

"The X5 was going northbound and the blue car was turning off to go eastbound. The light switched up and the X5 tried to blow through the light," he said.

Instead, Bell said the driver of the BMW hit the Chevy, starting a chain of events that ended with the woman's death.

"She ended up smacking the blue car, spinning out, losing control, ended up smacking a light pole and smacking a bus stop. The person who was standing at the bus stop actually hit her so hard it tossed her over by the train tracks over there," Bell said.

Police have not released any further information about the victim. Fire officials said two people were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. One is in critical condition, the other is in serious condition.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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