Logan Square crash sends cars into building at Fullerton and Kimball; 1 dead, 7 critical

February 3, 2014 (CHICAGO)

PHOTOS: Logan Square crash: Cars slam into building

A beige Mazda Protégé and a white four-door Buick collided, jumped the curb and hit the corner building around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Eight people - all adults- were inside the cars. Three of them had to be extricated. The fatality was identified as Omar Daville, 27, of Chicago.

Geremiah Perez, 37, was on his way to work at a taxi company when the crash happened, according to his wife, Diana.

"I just heard the noise and I looked out the window and saw the cops out here on the corner," Johnson Silva, who lives nearby, said.

Dora Lopez owns the Mazda involved in the crash. She said she discovered it was gone when she tried to go to the Laundromat. She believes it was stolen.

No one was waiting at nearby CTA bus stops.

"There's a lot of young kids and students who use those buses to get to work. So, I mean, like I said, it could have been way worse, and it's such a busy intersection," said area resident Alex Fernandez.

Chicago police are investigating, and the scene was clear around 10 a.m.

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