Woman killed in serious 4-vehicle crash on South Side ID'd; one driver fled the scene, CPD says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
2 kids among 8 seriously hurt in 4-vehicle crash on South Side: CFD
Two children were among eight people seriously hurt in a four-car crash near 87th and Western on the South Side, the Chicago Fire Department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman is dead after a serious four-vehicle crash on the city's South Side, Chicago police said.

Police said the crash happened around 11 a.m. near 87th Street and Western Avenue, not far from a CTA bus shelter.

A 36-year-old woman was driving a sedan westbound on 87th Street when she tried to make a left turn onto Western Avenue, police said. Another driver, identified only as male, was driving an SUV eastbound on 87th Street and struck the woman's sedan on the passenger side, police said.

Police said the sedan then spun into two other vehicles, which were stopped at a traffic light, facing northbound on Western Avenue. The sedan then struck a fire hydrant before stopping. The SUV's driver fled the scene.

A passenger in the sedan, a 37-year-old woman, suffered blunt-force trauma to her head and transported to Christ Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as Tilisha Anderson.

The sedan's driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

Police said a 45-year-old woman, who was driving one of the vehicles hit while stopped at the light, was transported to Little Company of Mary in good condition with minor injuries. A 70-year-old man, who was driving the other vehicle stopped at the same light, refused medical attention.

No citations were issued and Major Accidents are investigating.

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