CHICAGO — A woman was killed and two Chicago Police officers were injured after three cars collided in South Shore Wednesday morning, police said.
The crash happened near 76th Street and Yates Boulevard about 10:20 a.m., said Officer John Mirabelli, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
The woman's car collided with police SUV as officers pursued suspects from an armed home invasion a few miles away in Chatham, in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said. The woman's car then struck another car, said Officer Jose Estrada.
The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and later died from her injuries, Estrada said. A passenger in her car sustained non-life threatening injuries.
She was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Jacqueline Reynolds, 56, of the 7800 block of South Phillips Avenue.
The two police officers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where their conditions stabilized, Mirabelli said.
The police SUV had its emergency lights and sirens activated at the time of the crash, police said.
The Traffic Review Board, which reviews all traffic pursuits, is investigating the crash, according to police.
When pursuing suspects, Chicago Police are required to establish that the need to chase suspects outweighs the risk of danger, according to police directives. Police are not supposed to engage in a chase if the most serious crime a suspect is wanted for is a non-hazardous traffic offense.