Two women killed in Englewood crash

James Marshall
June 25, 2017

Police say two women were killed when a man trying to flee from officers crashed an SUV into their vehicle on Chicago's South Side.

Around 1:05 a.m., officers on patrol saw someone open fire from a auto in the 5800 block of S. LaSalle the city's Englewood neighborhood, according to police. After placing a female driver in custody, a male passenger jumped into the driver's seat and tried to drive away. That caused the SUV to careen into another vehicle that had been stopped in traffic, police said.

A 47-year-old woman who was driving the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. Her identity has not been released. Chicago police had initially erroneously reported that both Ford Focus occupants had died. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested a woman who was driving the auto. Richard Johnson, 29, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of ammunition without a valid FOID after he was found to be in possession of ammunition that was recovered from inside the Kia SUV, police said.

The Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit continues to investigate.

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