Calumet City Police Pursuit Precedes Fatal Dolton Crash

(CBS) — A person has died in a fatal crash in south suburban Dolton that may have involved a Calumet City police vehicle.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Chicago Road and Sibley Boulevard. Dolton police confirmed one fatality and injuries to others and said a police pursuit involving Calumet City police preceded the crash.

Phyllis Wilson tells CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov she saw the crash and its aftermath while waiting to pull into a bank.

She says one of the vehicles involved in the wreck, an SUV, went airborne before landing on its side with at least three young men inside. She says responding police dragged one of the occupants from the vehicle and handcuffed him at the scene.

Wilson is critical about that young man’s treatment, but also because she did not hear any sirens before the collision.

“This is school hour, and it was extremely busy,” she says.

Calumet City officials did not return calls seeking comment.

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Authorities respond to a fatal crash in Dolton. (CBS)

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