CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 28-year-old woman was killed and two other people were injured in a crash early Thursday in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.
They were in a black car headed south at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and struck a light pole about 1:20 a.m. in the 3600 block of South Wentworth, according to Chicago police.
Tyrikka Dashayne Woodhouse, who was sitting in the back seat, was taken to Mercy Hospital and pronounced dead less than a half hour later, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
An autopsy conducted Friday found she died from multiple blunt force injuries from the crash, and her death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said. She lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
The driver, a 30-year-old man, and a 32-year-old woman who was riding with him were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, police said.
The CPD’s Major Accidents Unit was investigating the crash.