Mercedes driver detained after going through red light causing multi-vehicle accident that killed 14-year-old girl at Gresham bus stop


A 14-year-old girl died Friday night in the Gresham neighborhood after a vehicle hit her and a woman who had hit a bus stop Friday night, Chicago police said.

A 32-year-old man driving west on 79th Street in a gold Mercedes around 6:35 p.m. failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a black Jeep Cherokee heading south on Racine Avenue, police said.

The jeep collided with two female pedestrians, including the 14-year-old girl, who was standing at a bus stop. The girl was thrown several feet as the jeep pinned the 38-year-old woman to the sign of a Walgreen, according to a police report of the crash.

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The Mercedes then collided with another vehicle.

The still-unidentified girl was taken to Comers Children’s Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department and was pronounced dead at 7:38 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The 38-year-old woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, the man driving the Mercedes was also taken to the same hospital in serious condition while a 42-year-old man was taken from the jeep to St. Bernard Hospital, where he died. was in fair condition, police said.

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The man driving the Mercedes was arrested and police confiscated a gun from him, according to the traffic accident report. In addition, he received traffic fines, including not having insurance.

The Major Accidents Department of the police is investigating the accident.


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