CHICAGO (CBS) — An 11-year-old boy died in a crash Saturday that also injured seven others in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
A dark-colored Chevrolet SUV was heading west about 4:15 p.m. on 69th Street near Halsted when the driver ran a red light and the SUV struck a CTA bus in the intersection, Chicago Police said. The CTA bus lost control and struck a dark-colored Mercury SUV.READ MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
Kevon Ranson, 11, was ejected from of the Chevrolet and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead 4:36 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
A 44-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 9-year-old boy also in the Chevrolet were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said. A 33-year-old man in the Mercury was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital.READ MORE: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
On the bus, the 59-year-old driver was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with minor injuries, the fire department said. Two passengers — a 49-year-old man and a 29-year-old man — were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet was cited for disobeying a red traffic signal, but no further charges were expected, police said. The Major Accidents Investigation Unit was handling the case.MORE NEWS: Across Illinois, Arab Americans Were Dying From COVID-19, But The Government Wasn’t Counting. Some Say That Cost Lives
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