Girl, 2, killed in crash involving car being chased by police on South Side ID'd

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 2-year-old girl was killed after being ejected from a car being chased by Chicago police on the South Side Sunday night, police said.

Chicago police said they tried to stop a black Chrysler in the 10700-block of South Michigan Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Police said the driver took off from police and collided head-on with a white Acura in the 10700-block of South Calumet Avenue

The suspect then rammed into a tree and the 2-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle, police said. She was transported to a hospital, where she later died.

She has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Danyla Owens of Chicago. Police said the girl was not in a car seat.

Four other people who were inside the two cars were also injured and were hospitalized in stable condition.

Neighbors said the crash was so loud, it woke them up.

"My bedroom is downstairs and I just heard a loud boom," said neighbor Bernina Scott. "I'm like 'Oh my goodness' and I came upstairs and I told my mom, "I think it was an accident outside' so we put on our robes and we just looked out and there was a whole lot of police everywhere."

The 21-year-old man driving the Chrysler was arrested at the scene. Officers said they found a weapon inside of the car.
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