AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Four people have been hospitalized following a high-speed crash in Aurora late Thursday night, according to the Aurora Police Department.
Shortly after 10:20 p.m., Aurora police responded to a call of a theft at Walmart in the 2900 block of Kirk Road. While responding, an officer saw a speeding vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
The officer tried to follow, but lost sight of the vehicle. Two minutes later, officers were notified the suspect’s car slammed into a car with three people inside at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Sullivan Road.READ MORE: Phase 2 Opens Monday In Illinois Outside Chicago For Anyone 16 And Over To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, But Teens Under 18 Face Challenge
Two people were airlifted in “extremely critical condition” to a Chicago area hospital, police said. Another person is in serious condition at an Aurora hospital. The suspect was transported to an Aurora area hospital but was later airlifted to a Chicago hospital.MORE NEWS: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection
Aurora police do not believe the incident will affect rush hour traffic.