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At Least 2 Dead, 16 Hospitalized in Fatal High-Speed Crash on Chicago's South Side

NBC Chicago 11/24/2022
Chicago police and firefighters investigate a crash involving at least six vehicles on South Cottage Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. © Provided by NBC Chicago

Chicago police and firefighters investigate a crash involving at least six vehicles on South Cottage Grove on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.

Chicago police and firefighters remain on the scene of a fatal high-speed crash that involved at least eight vehicles on the city’s South Side.

According to Chicago police, the collision happened near the intersection of South Cottage Grove Avenue and 87th Street on Wednesday evening.

At least eight vehicles were involved in the crash, with several flipped over and extensively damaged by the high-speed nature of the collision.

The Chicago Fire Department says that at least two individuals are dead, with multiple injuries also reported at this time.

Officials now say at least 16 people were taken to local hospitals, four of whom were transported in red (serious-to-critical) condition.

According to NBC 5’s Sky 5 helicopter crew, firefighters were seen trying to extricate at least one individual from the extensive wreckage.

Police say 87th Street is closed in both directions between St. Lawrence Avenue and Dauphin Avenue for crash clean-up, and at least eight ambulances were called to the scene.

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