SUV crash pushes car onto I-57; driver killed

March 9, 2013 12:02:39 PM PST
A search was under way Saturday for the driver of an SUV who slammed into a car on the Far South Side then took off. The crash killed the 31-year-old driver of the car, a Dodge Stratus.

The victim -- identified as Corey Owens-- was going north on Racine near 100th Street at approximately 1 a.m. when, police say, a Range Rover pulled along side the car and ran it off the road.

The crash sent the car down an embankment and onto Interstate 57, where Owens was thrown from the car and died.

According to authorities, the driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot and left the vehicle at the crash site.

Police said they did not know immediately how many people were in the vehicles or if the two drivers knew each other.