Man dead after crashing into vehicles while trying to flee Michigan Avenue traffic stop, 6 others injured

A driver was killed and six other people were injured in a car crash on Michigan Avenue on Chicago's Near South Side on Sunday night.

Police were conducting a traffic stop on a Hyundai Sonata around 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue when the driver made a sudden U-turn as officers approached on foot, striking two cars in the process, officials said.

The 22-year-old driver of the Hyundai was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. His 18-year-old passenger was also taken to Northwestern Hospital where she was listed in fair condition.

A 21-year-old man who was also in the Hyundai was transported by paramedics to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in fair condition, police said.


The 18-year-old driver of an Infiniti that was struck in the crash was taken to Stroger Hospital. He was listed in fair condition.

A 32-year-old woman along with a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy who were in a Honda SUV were also transported to Stroger in fair condition, police said.

CPD's Major Accidents unit is investigating.