Two Dead & Multiple Injured After Stolen Car Driving Wrong Way In Chicago Causes Pileup

Two people have been killed with several other injured, including several children after a stolen car driving down the wrong side of the road in Chicago crashed into seven other vehicles before bursting into flames.

The two occupants of the stolen car were pronounced dead at the scene
The two occupants of the stolen car were pronounced dead at the scene

The Chicago Police Department said that the incident took place at around 5pm on Wednesday as a stolen Dodge Charger was traveling northbound in a southbound lane at high speed when it reached an intersection.

The stolen vehicle burst into flames after crashing into at least seven other vehicles before coming to a stop.

Firefighters put out the blaze and confirmed that the two occupants in the vehicle were dead inside. Police have yet to release the identity of those who were killed, however, they said a gun was recovered from the vehicle.

Police said at least 11 others were injured in the incident, most of them were taken to hospital. Police said that out of those injured, including the children, were in a "fair" or "good" condition.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said: "This is something we can control: take your foot off the gas.

"This is something we're going to have to address on a citywide basis, and in the meantime, if people don't have respect for themselves or others, we're going to have more tragedies."

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