A 10-year-old girl Da’Karia Spicer was killed and her 5-year-old brother was critically injured when a car fleeing from police caused a crash.
The children were reportedly in the car with their dad to pick up a laptop so the girl could start e-learning.
The Chicago Police Department says Da’Karia Spicer was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday afternoon and her 5-year-old brother, Dhaamir, was in critical condition.
Police say officers had tried to pull over a black Mercedes for a traffic violation when it fled and crashed into two vehicles, including a sedan being driven by the siblings’ father.
The driver of the black car did not stop for police, and instead the tried getting away. But first, that driver hit a gray car driven by a 57-year old woman while fleeing west on 80th Street, and the driver finally slammed into a tan car with the Spicer family inside after turning onto Halsted Street.
Kevin Spicer and the woman in the other car were both taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.