Alleged Carjacker Killed In Morton Grove Crash

UPDATED 03/30/11 1:28 p.m.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — A crash following a carjacking in Morton Grove has left the alleged offender dead and a woman in the car with him injured.

Around 2:10 a.m., a 22-year-old Glenview resident told police he was carjacked near Glenview and Shermer roads in Glenview, and released in Evanston. He was not injured except for a minor cut, according to a release from Glenview police.

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Evanston police placed an area-wide radio message, and a Skokie police officer spotted the victim’s car, Glenview police.

The carjacker drove on until he finally crashed at the China Chef restaurant, at 5920 Lincoln Ave. just east of Austin Avenue, in Morton Grove.

The carjacker and a woman in the passenger seat were both ejected, officials said.

Morton Grove paramedics took the alleged carjacker, identified as Christopher Walsh, 20, of Chicago, to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:20 a.m., police said.

The woman with Walsh, who was 19 years old and was an acquaintance of the offender’s, was taken to Lutheran General with non-life-threatening injuries, Glenview police said.

Lincoln Avenue was closed in both directions from about Austin Avenue to Menard Avenue following the crash, a witness said.

The carjacking and the crash remain under investigation.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Fast Ed

    Who died, the victim or the crook? Can’t even tell us thaaaat?

    No need to even put it on the net if you don’t have info. LOL

    • Hello!

      I the carjacker was killed that means the “bad” guy was killed. Duh

  • Lisa

    I agree totally. Thats pretty stupid to not be able to tell you who died. These are the same people that report other news stories!!

  • dan

    I hope the 2 dead were the jackers and the car owner was left behind. This could be a great teaching tool-create a nice graphic color brochure and insert it with welfare checks or link cards to let morons know what can happen if you do something stupid-show the cops picking up the dead with a shovel and dropping them into a bag-talk is cheap but a picture is woth 1000 words

  • Tyrell

    Does anyone know if the car jackers were black?

  • Fast Ed

    Looks like they updated the story with some better answers.

  • chuy

    wonder if he was hungry and tried to do a quick run through the drive thru @ China Chef

  • The truth

    The boy who was killed was white. He had a troubled life and hopefully is at peace now. Thank goodness no one else was seriously hurt.

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