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Woman Dead, 2 Cops Hurt In South Side Crash

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UPDATED: 5/8/2013 4:35 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A woman was killed and two Chicago Police officers injured in a traffic crash on the South Side on Wednesday morning.

The officers were responding to a call of a home invasion in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue shortly before 10:20 a.m., according to News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

While on their way, the police vehicle was struck by another vehicle in the 2400 block of East 76th Street, Mirabelli said.

Jacqueline Reynolds, the driver of a blue Pontiac, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Mirabelli said.

The two officers were taken to Northwestern Memorial, where they were in stable condition, Mirabelli said.

After striking the police vehicle, Reynolds’ car collided with a third vehicle, Mirabelli said.

A male passenger in that vehicle was hospitalized in stable condition, while the female driver got out of the car and ran from the scene, police said.

Billy Griggs has known Reynolds for forty years and says she will be missed.

“She was a nice lady. Everybody liked her,” Griggs said.

While police are saying Reynolds made a fatal mistake, witnesses aren’t so sure.

“I think there is going to be a cover up,” one witness said.