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2 dead, 8 hospitalized in contraflow accident in Chicago


A speeding driver in a stolen car swerved down a Chicago street and caused a multi-car wreck in which two people were killed and at least eight others hospitalized Wednesday night, police said.

The two people inside the Dodge Charger were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Chatham, Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters.

Six adults and two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were hospitalized with injuries from the wreckage, police said Thursday morning. All were listed in fair or good condition.

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Brown said the magazine was reported stolen earlier in the day and authorities found a gun in the car. Officials did not immediately identify the two people who died inside the Charger.

A car accident in Chicago killed two people and injured eight others.

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“This is a very bad accident,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said, according to WLS-TV. “I’ve seen many, many – and this one is among the worst.”

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