12-year-old girl among 2 dead in high-speed crash on Chicago's West Side: ME

A 12-year-old girl was among two killed in a high-speed crash on Chicago's West Side Saturday night.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the girl as Imani Epps. The coroner said an unidentified male involved in the crash was also pronounced dead. 

Chicago police said a vehicle with five passengers was speeding eastbound on West Harrison Street near Independence Boulevard just after 11 p.m. when the driver disregarded a traffic signal. 

The vehicle was struck on the driver's side and then it hit a pole. The driver who struck the vehicle remained on the scene and cooperated with police as they investigated the incident. Witnesses said a teen was ejected from the car. 

A 12-year-old girl was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition with blunt force trauma to the head and body. She was later pronounced dead. 

An unidentified male was taken to Stroger Hospital with similar injuries and was listed in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. Police said three other individuals were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. 

Residents who live near the scene said drivers are known to speed through the area, as the crash happened within 200 feet of the entrance to the I-290 expressway.

Patritia Hill works nearby and heard the collision. She described the chaotic scene afterward, saying it was hard to see and all she could do was think of her own children. 

CPD's Major Accidents Unit is investigating the crash.

Police initially reported that the victims were a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.