3 women dead — at least 4 others injured including toddler — in Morgan Park crash

The wreckage of a crash that killed two and critically injured at least three more Jan. 1, 2019, in Morgan Park. (Sam Kelly/Sun-Times)

Three women were killed and four others injured, including a 3-year-old girl, in a vehicle crash Wednesday in Morgan Park on the South Side.

About 11:15 p.m., a Nissan hatchback traveling east on 112th Place collided into a Nissan SUV in the 1400 block of West 112th Place after the hatchback failed to stop at a red light as it tried to turn left, Chicago police said.

The hatchback’s driver, Ruby Johnson, 28, and a passenger, Cassandra Johnson, 30, were rushed to Roseland Hospital and pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The wreckage of a crash that killed two and critically injured at least three more Jan. 1, 2019, in Morgan Park.

A third passenger, 56-year-old Carrie Johnson, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she also died, authorities said.

The dead victims lived in Beverly, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy result released Thursday said Ruby Johnson died from crashing into a fixed object and ruled her death an accident. Autopsies for the other two victims have not been released.

The 3-year-old girl, who was in the SUV, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where her condition was stabilized, authorities said.

The wreckage of a crash that killed two and critically injured at least three more Jan. 1, 2019, in Morgan Park. (Sam Kelly/Sun-Times)

Two women in the SUV, ages 61 and 20, were taken to Christ Medical Center and their conditions were stabilized, police said. A second female passenger, 61, in the SUV was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition was also stabilized.

Chicago police’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.