1 dead, 3 seriously injured in Lansing vehicle crash: police

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Lansing Police investigate a crash about 2 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the 18400 block of South Stoney Island Avenue | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

LANSING (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A crumpled, smoking black Jaguar sat on a strip of grass early Thursday in south suburban Lansing following a deadly single-vehicle crash that left one man dead and three others injured.

About 1 a.m., multiple police departments responded to the crash in the 18400 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

At the scene near 185th Street, a severely damaged black 2009 Jaguar was resting next to a pole on the grass past the sidewalk.

Rameer Hodges, 27, was found in the front passenger seat of the Jaguar and pronounced dead at 1:53 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in south suburban Calumet City.

Three other men from the car were hospitalized, the sheriff’s office said. The 29-year-old driver, from Dixmoor, had life-threatening injuries. A 28-year-old in a rear seat was taken to a hospital, where his condition stabilized. Another rear passenger, 22 years old, was being held for observation, police said. They were both from Calumet City.

Officers from the sheriff’s office were investigating the cause of the crash.