CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A man has been charged as the driver in a crash that ejected and killed a 2-year-old girl on Sunday.
Donell Davis, 21, of Roseland, is charged with reckless homicide, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a weapon, driving without a license and several traffic violations, Chicago police said.
Davis was allegedly fleeing police about 9:15 p.m. from a traffic stop in the 10700 block of South Michigan Avenue of the Roseland neighborhood, police said.
He allegedly sped through a stop sign at Calumet Avenue and collided with another vehicle and then a tree, police said.
Danyla Owens, 2, flew out of the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She was not secured in a car seat at the time.
Officers recovered a weapon from Davis’ vehicle, police said. Four other people were injured in the crash.
Bail for Davis was set at $100,000 during a hearing Wednesday at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building, 2650 S. California Ave. His next court date was set for March 25.