3 dead, teen 'stable' in Far South Side crash

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A woman and twin brothers were killed and a 15-year-old girl remains hospitalized following a four-vehicle wreck on the Far South Side this morning.

One vehicle hit three parked vehicles about 8:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of South State Street in the Roseland neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli confirmed the driver, a 20-year-old woman, was dead on the scene and two men who are twin brothers were pronounced dead at hospitals.

The Cook County medical examiner's office only had preliminary information on the deaths of the woman and two men in their 20s, who were pronounced at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

The 20-year-old woman was driving a 2008 Kia Optima northbound on State Street when, during an altercation that was taking place in the vehicle, she lost control and slammed into three parked cars, according to Mirabelli.

The woman, her 22-year-old boyfriend who was a front seat passenger, and his twin who was seated behind his brother, all had to be cut from the Kia by emergency responders using the “jaws of life,’’ said Mirabelli.

The boyfriend was pronounced dead at Christ and his brother at Stroger. The woman driver was dead on the scene, according to Mirabelli.

The only survivor was a 15-year-old girl who was sitting behind the driver, whose condition has stabilized at Christ, said Mirabelli.

One car was wrapped around a utility pole, an SUV was flipped on its side and sustained front-end damage, a compact car also had front-end damage, and a fourth car was left in the middle of the intersection, said Mirabelli.

Air bags deployed in at least two of the vehicles.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, one person was dead on the scene and two victims were taken to Christ Medical Center while a third was taken to Stroger.

An EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was enacted for the crash, according to the fire department.

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