2 dead, 2 critically injured in crash on Chicago's South Side, fire officials say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were killed and two more were critically injured in a crash on Chicago's South Side Thursday afternoon, Chicago fire officials said.

Chicago police said just after 1:30 p.m., a Volkswagen traveling east on 124th Street struck a Hyundai driving north on South Michigan Avenue.

Fire officials tweeted that several people were trapped in the wreckage. Emergency responders had to extricate the trapped victims.

The Chicago Fire Department said four people were taken to Christ Hospital and University of Chicago Medical Center, where two people were pronounced dead. Two more people are in critical condition. One person was treated and released at the scene, fire officials said


More details about the circumstances surrounding the crash were not immediately clear. No further details about the victims have been released.
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