There was a fatal accident this morning involving a collision between a Chicago Police SUV and a car. The accident happened on Chicago’s South Side, at 76th Street and Yates Boulevard, at approximately 10:20 a.m.
The police officers were pursuing alleged suspects of a home invasion that were fleeing.
The two police officers were injured during the collision and were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the car has been identified as Jacqueline Reynolds, 56, of Chicago. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
An excerpt from the May 8 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman killed in collision with police car during South Side chase” :
As with all police chases, the department will look into whether the officers involved in Wednesday’s crash followed proper procedures in pursuing the suspects, a spokesman said. Officers must weigh the seriousness of the offense against the dangers of a chase for other drivers and bystanders.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the myFoxdfw.com article of May 8 titled “Woman killed, officers injured in South Side traffic crash.”
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