3-year-old baby among 3 killed in Englewood crash; another child, 2 others hurt

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 3-year-old boy was among three people killed Monday night in a crash that injured another child and two others in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

At 7:07 p.m., officers saw a sedan traveling east on 69th Street at a high rate of speed, according to Chicago police. After initially turning on their emergency lights and following the erratic driver, the officers disengaged and halted their pursuit.

The eastbound sedan then failed to stop at a light at the intersection of 69th Street and Loomis Boulevard and crashed into another vehicle, police said. The impact caused the vehicle to collide with two other vehicles that were also stopped at the intersection.

Cabari Turner, the 3-year-old who was in the first vehicle that was struck, was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital and later pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Gary, Indiana.

An autopsy hasn’t been conducted to confirm the cause and manner of his death.

Two men, 24-year-old Antonio Cowan and 25-year-old Chrishawn Turner, were taken in “extremely critical” condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were both pronounced dead shortly before 8 p.m., authorities said.

Autopsies conducted Tuesday found both men died from blunt force injuries related to the crash, the medical examiner’s office. Their deaths were found to have been accidental.

The other passenger in the vehicle, a 2-year-old girl, was taken to Stroger Hospital for observation, police said.

The third vehicle in the wreck was driven by a 43-year-old woman who was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with neck and back pain, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

A 30-year-old man who was driving another vehicle was unhurt. His passengers, a 6-year-old boy and 26-year-old woman, were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.