CHICAGO - A 10-year-old girl was killed and a 5-year-old boy was among three people injured in a crash after a car fled a traffic stop Wednesday in Gresham on the South Side.
Officers tried to pull over a black sedan for a traffic violation at 12:27 p.m. near 80th and Halsted streets, according to Chicago police.
The car took off heading west and hit a northbound gray car on Halsted and a a tan sedan that was pulled over on westbound 80th, police said. Three people then got out of the black car and ran.
A 10-year-old girl, D’akaria Spicer, who was in the tan sedan was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
“This is a 10-year old kid that you just took her life. You took her away from us, said Daria Quinn, D'akaria's aunt.
Her aunt says D’akaria was on her way to get a laptop for e-learning, just in time to start fifth grade next week.
“She was loving. She was one of the most caring kids I've ever known. And to know that we don't have her anymore, it just breaks my heart,” said Quinn.
Another passenger, 5-year-old Dhaamir Spicer was also taken to Comer in critical condition, police said.
The 57-year-old woman driving the gray car was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
The siblings' father was driving the car; family members say he's banged up, but will survive.
Police are now questioning a person of interest. The crash remains under investigation.
“She's gone. She's not here with us anymore. It's just...my heart is completely broken. It just feels like a bad dream that I just really want to be woken up from right now,” said Quinn.