1 killed, 6 seriously injured in Archer Heights crash, Chicago police say

ByMichelle Gallardo and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, February 12, 2024
1 killed, 6 seriously injured in SW Side crash: CPD
One man was killed in a Chicago crash that also left three men and three women seriously injured in Archer Heights on South Pulaski Road, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least one person was killed and five others were seriously injured early Sunday in a crash on the city's Southwest Side.

The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of South Pulaski Road, according to Chicago police.

Police said two black SUVs were involved in the crash

One male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

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Three men and two women were transported to hospitals in critical condition, police said. Another woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

"We saw a woman laying down," an anonymous witness said. "We think she was alive, but she wasn't really moving. And then we saw about three or four other people. They were sitting upright but they were moved by stretchers."

No further information about the crash was immediately available.

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"I live on Pulaski just a little further south, and there are a lot of accidents on Pulaski," the witness said. "So it's really sad to see that this continues to happen."

Some residents think it's time to find creative ways to make Pulaski, which has a long history of speeding, drag racing, drifting and overall reckless driving, safer.

"It's been a very tough week on Pulaski Rd," 14th Ward Alderwoman Jeylú Gutiérrez said in a statement. "A few days ago I requested to meet with CDOT. Today's incident once again shows the urgency to make this stretch safer. I plan to engage CDOT, planning department, and constituents to come up with a comprehensive plan to come up with solutions to this problem."

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