3 killed, 2 seriously injured after rollover crash in Ashburn on Southwest Side, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were killed and two others were seriously injured after a rollover crash on the Southwest Side Wednesday, Chicago police said.

Police said five people were involved in a single-vehicle crash in the 3300-block of W. 87th Street at around 3:00 a.m. The victims were traveling in the Ashburn neighborhood when the driver lost control of the car, hit a fire hydrant and slammed into a tree near the intersection at South Kedzie Avenue, police said.

No one in the vehicle was wearing their seat belt, causing four of the five victims to be ejected from the car, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old woman, was not ejected from the car, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An 18-year-old man and an underage female were ejected from the vehicle and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the 18-year-old victim as Robbie T. Bell, of Justice. The names of the other two victims have not yet been released.

Two other victims, a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman, were both ejected from the vehicle and transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. They are in fair condition.

Local traffic was blocked off at the intersection while officials cleared the scene.

Area One detectives are investigating.

Authorities haven't released the names of any of the victims.
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