1 teen dead, 2 injured after car crashes into Roseland home following chase, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One teenager died and two more were injured after a vehicle crashed into a home on the city's Far South Side Thursday night.

The incident happened in the 10200-block of South Wentworth Avenue in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood.

Police said that at around 7:20 p.m. officers attempted to stop a car for erratic driving near 107th and South Wentworth Avenue.The car took off and lost control, slamming into the home.

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One person is dead and two more are injured after a vehicle crashed into a home on the city's Far South Side Thursday night.



Police said three people in the car, who police believe are all teenagers but their ages have not yet been released. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger and a female passenger were taken to University of Chicago Hospital where their conditions are stable, police said.

Four others refused treatment at the scene, fire officials said.

Police said the car, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, was reported stolen on December 10 from the 2000-block of East 95th Street.

"The preliminary information that I have right now is that they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, that vehicle fled from that traffic stop and lost control on 102nd," said Chicago Police Sergeant Rocco Alioto.

The house sustained major structural damage. Police said they believe one person was home at the time of the crash, who was not injured. People's Gas has responded to the scene to shut off the gas for fear of a possible gas leak.

No further details about the victims have been released. An investigation by Chicago police is ongoing.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is also investigating the incident, because a police pursuit was involved.
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