A Chicago Police chase ended tragically last Wednesday when the vehicle being pursued by police lost control and collided with concrete construction barrier in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District neighborhood. The chase occurred around 5:00 a.m. on October 28th when Harrison District police officers responded to a call of suspicious activity at the 1100 block of South Karlov Ave. in Chicago. Authorities were responding to a report of suspicious activity at the location involving alleged car thefts. When they arrived the police observed one individual peaking into parked vehicles while the others were in a nearby parked car. When the officers attempted to confront the men they fled in the parked vehicle.
The officers pursued the fleeing gray Chevy Lumina which quickly pulled onto the expressway. The police followed the car down the eastbound Eisenhower until it crashed at Paulina and Congress Parkway. According to Chicago Police, the vehicle lost control on wet pavement, collided with a concrete construction barrier and finally veered off the road hitting several trees. Keirre Roberts, a 23 year-old passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at 5:51 a.m. at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. Two other men were also taken to Stroger where they were listed in serious to critical condition. One of the men in the car fled the scene of the crash and was apprehended shortly thereafter. The driver of the vehicle faces criminal charges and traffic citations.
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