Chicago crash: 2 dead, 2 critically injured in Washington Park, CFD officials say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people died and two more were injured in a single vehicle crash in Washington Park Monday night.

Chicago police said the SUV, which was carrying four people including the driver, was driving east on Morgan Drive when it sideswiped a silver Chrysler sedan also driving east. It then veered off the road and struck a tree.

Three people were trapped in the car and had to be extracted. One person was ejected, fire officials said.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department. The other two were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Police said the two victims who died were the 35-year-old driver of the SUV and a 23-year-old woman. The two people hospitalized were a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man. Their names have not yet been released.

The driver of the Chrysler was not injured and refused treatment at the scene.

No further details were released. Area One detectives are investigating.
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