CHICAGO (CBS)– A 27-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle fleeing police in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
Officials said the incident took place in the 9900 block of South Van Vlissingen Road on Sunday just after 11:30 a.m.READ MORE: More Than 9,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Police said a victim reported his white Jeep stolen. Once the vehicle was located and identified by the victim, officers attempted to curb the vehicle.
Police said the vehicle then fled at a “high speed” and lost control. The vehicle crashed into a CTA bus shelter, fatally striking the 27-year-old who was seated inside the shelter.READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Visit Chicago On Wednesday To Promote Workplace Vaccine Mandates
Three occupants of the vehicle are in custody, according to police.
Charges are expected against the man accused of stealing and crashing the car.
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