Officials today identified the twin brothers who were killed in an early morning crash over the weekend that also killed the 20-year-old driver and injured a 15-year-old girl on the Far South Side.
The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the 10200 block of South State Street in the Roseland neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
The twin brothers were identified as 22-year-old Deabloe and Diapolis Banks of the 200 block of West 109th Place, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The female driver of the vehicle remained unidentified, according to the office.
The office determined that all three died of multiple injures sustained in the crash.
Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said that the driver, a 20-year-old woman, was dead on the scene and the twin brothers were pronounced dead at hospitals.
The men 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.
An EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was enacted for the crash, according to the fire department.