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2 Killed In Maywood Crash, Baby Seriously Injured

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Updated 05/29/11 – 2:24 p.m.

MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) – Police in Maywood say a three-car crash last night that killed two people has injured three people – including a five-week-old girl who was hurt more seriously than originally thought.

Two men – identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 50-year-old Elias Cruz and 35-year-old Jose Mauras — were killed after their Toyota flipped and hit two cars in Maywood about 7 p.m. Saturday at 9th Avenue and St. Charles Road in Maywood.

Both Cruz, of 6147 Gage Ave. in Rosemont, and Mauras, of 301 9th Ave. in Melrose Park, were pronounced dead at 7:41 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Maywood Police Chief Tim Curry says it was some kind of confrontation that apparently began in Melrose Park – a mile away from where the crash happened, in Maywood.

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It involved three cars.

Two men in one car died. And Chief Curry says information seems to point to the people in that car as the instigators.

In another car, a Lombard couple and their 5-week old baby girl, Danielle, were all hurt.

Curry says the three people in the car were 5-week-old Danielle Hurst, and Danielle’s father and mother, 23-year-old Josh Hurt and 22-year-old Sarah Kiris.

Initially, it was thought baby Danielle was going to be “fine” but she “may have some serious issues,’’ because of the crash, according to Curry.

“She took a turn for the worse,’’ said Curry. Danielle remained hospitalized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday.

Chief Curry says the people in a third car walked away.

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